Mixed Methods Research in the Real World

Fielding, N. (2010) Mixed Methods Research in the Real World. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13 (2). pp. 127-138. ISSN 1464-5300 (electronic) 1364-5579 (paper)

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Abstract

The article discusses the increasing use of mixed methods designs in applied research, particularly work commissioned by government. The roots of this trend are discussed in the UK and US context, drawing out particularly the implications for qualitative methods, the role of benchmarks and quality standards, and the implications for critical research. Examples from socio-legal research and research on social aspects of health and illness illustrate the argument.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mixed methods; qualitative methods; quality standards; applied research; research design
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.17 Quantitative Approaches (other)
6. Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis > 6.3 Mixed Methods Approaches (other)
ID Code:1595
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Deposited On:07 Dec 2010 14:40
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