- Understand the history of mixed methods and explain the appeal of this approach.
- Describe both positions in the “paradigm wars” and present an argument for one.
- Explain the philosophy of pragmatism and its relevance for mixed methods.
- Identify in a table or diagram the major features that distinguish the four major types of mixed methods.
- State at least one reason for the use of each major type of mixed method.
- Define triangulation and explain its value.