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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
"A practical, how-to guide to designing mixed methods studies"Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Second Edition of Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers six major mixed methods designs. Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research pr ...more
Paperback, 457 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Sage Publications (CA)
(first published August 1st 2006)
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This was actually a pretty well written text--repetitive enough for the 'tough stuff' to sink in but not so much that you wanted to scream. It also had an index, glossary, appendices and all the other good book parts that too many books are lacking these days. I may actually have to spring for a copy of my own instead of using a library copy.
This is a good beginning look at mixed methods research. The writing style is relaxed and descriptive, and the information was valuable. It goes step by step through various approaches and ways to organize mixed methods research projects.
Jan 28, 2009 Hannah rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Methodological switch hitters
Although a good chunk of the discussion is irrelevant for non-university research, I still find this book to be immensely helpful in thinking through research design, particularly at the proposal stage.