The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.
Chapter 24: Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach
Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach
Introduction: The Perils of Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
As qualitative methods have become more widely accepted and used in psychological research, interest has naturally grown in combining the use of these methods with the quantitative methods more commonly used in psychology over the past century. If both qualitative and quantitative methods are acknowledged as valid and valuable, it is not immediately obvious why combining them should pose any problems, or indeed should merit a chapter devoted to the topic. Ostensibly, it should be a simple matter of selecting and implementing whatever method can best address a particular research question. No books on ...