How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations

Data-Related Issues in Qualitatively Driven Mixed-Method Designs: Sampling, Pacing, and Reflexivity

Data-Related Issues in Qualitatively Driven Mixed-Method Designs: Sampling, Pacing, and Reflexivity

Janice M. Morse Julianne Cheek Lauren Clark

Introduction

The overarching purpose of this chapter is to make qualitative contributions to mixed methods accessible and powerful. Our goal is to clarify methodological strategies that ensure qualitative components become as robust as possible when used in mixed methods. We begin our discussion by considering what is qualitatively driven mixed-method research. We then turn to consider the use of sampling, pacing, and reflexivity in this type of research. We conclude by recommending principles to assist researchers in clarifying and appreciating the contributions of qualitative inquiry to mixed-method research.1

The guiding principle of the chapter is ...

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