Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Tashakkori, Abbas


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  • ISBN: 9780761930112
  • Author: Tashakkori, Abbas
  • Publ Date: 2008-11-16
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  • Pages: 416
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64863

Table of Contents :

Preface Mixed Methods: The Third Methodological Movement in Social and Behavioral Research The "Third Community": An Introduction to Mixed Methods Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Mixed Methods as a Distinct Research Tradition: Issues of Definition and Utility A Brief History of the Evolution of Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Philosophical Issues in Mixed Methods Research: Paradigms, Dialogs, and Other Considerations Methods and Strategies of Mixed Methods Research The Process of Generating Research Questions in Mixed Methods Research Mixed Methods Research Designs Sampling Strategies for Mixed Methods Research Considerations Before Collecting Your Data Data Collection Strategies for Mixed Methods Research Analysis and Inference Issues in Mixed Methods Research The Analysis of Mixed Methods Data Inference Process in Mixed Methods Research Mixed Methods Research Issues and Examples Politics, Challenges, and Prospects Facing Mixed Methods Research


Mixed methodology has become an increasingly popular way of both researching and teaching methodology across the social sciences, and students across these fields are expected to be proficient in both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions.

Author Biography:

Abbas Tashakkori (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Research Methodology in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at Florida State International University. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience as an educational program evaluator, and he has taught research methods for more than two decades in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of North Carolina, Shiraz University (Iran), Stetson University, Louisiana State University, and Florida International University. In addition to research methodology, his published work covers a wide spectrum of research and program evaluation in cross-cultural and multi-cultural contexts, including self-perceptions, attitudes, and gender/ethnicity. Charles Teddlie (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Distinguished Professor of Education at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also taught at the University of New Orleans and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Research and Development at the Louisiana Department of Education. His major writing interests are social science research methodology and school effectiveness research. Professor Teddlie has taught research methods courses for over twenty years, including statistics and qualitative research methods. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the LSU College of Education. Professor Teddlie has lectured on school effectiveness research and educational research methodology in several countries including the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus.


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