[Page 56]When you first heard the words mixed methods research, you probably asked, What is it? Similarly, the field of mixed methods research has been grappling with how to define mixed methods from its beginning as well. Today the field encompasses a rich (and often bewildering) landscape of terminology and perspectives that have resulted in a variety of ways to define and think about mixed methods research. Although these many definitions can be perplexing at times for those new to mixed methods research, in the end they serve to enhance the breadth and inclusiveness of the field in important ways. Therefore, it is helpful to consider the nuances of how mixed methods ...
What is Mixed Methods Research?: Considering How Mixed Methods Research is Defined