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On Mixed Methods: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (An NCRLL Volume)
This book examines the use of mixed methods for conducting language and literacy research, defining how and why this approach is successful for solving problems and clarifying issues that researchers encounter. Using research findings, the authors explore how an intermingling of multiple methods expands the possibilities of observation and interpretation and, ultimately, ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Teachers College Press
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Great to see quite a long-standing tradition of mixing things up with research, but there is still a lingering sense that this method is the eye-brow raising exception to the rule rather than being the widely-accepted standard. A lot of good can come from multiple entry points of a good idea, but education seems to be drawing a line in the sand and telling researchers to choose a side.