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Utilization of Mixed Methods for Transformative Purposes

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Specific objectives for this chapter are to

  • describe the events based on history, changes in ethical codes, and passage of multilateral human rights declarations that contribute to the rationale for the transformative paradigm;
  • discuss the underlying philosophical belief systems of the transformative paradigm and their implications for use of mixed methods approaches to research;
  • explain how a transformative perspective can be used to understand and account for culture, power, and social justice in conducting research with diverse populations;
  • understand how the use of mixed methods within the transformative paradigm can be used to provide a better understanding of the context in which communities and individuals reside;
  • analyze examples of mixed methods studies to determine facets that reflect the use of a transformative paradigm; and
  • identify challenges encountered in conducting transformative mixed methods research.

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