Learning Objectives

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