Learning Objectives

10-1 Define mixed methods research.

10-2 Describe the basic assumptions of mixed methods research designs.

10-3 Compare a qualitative-leading and a quantitative-leading mixed methods research design.

10-4 Identify the basic characteristics of the mixed methods research models, including: convergent parallel design, explanatory sequential design, exploratory sequential design, embedded design, multiphase design, and transformative design.

10-5 Discuss the differences between a fixed and an emergent mixed methods research design.

10-6 Formulate the steps of carrying out a mixed methods research study.

10-7 Summarize how mixed methods analysis draws upon qualitative and quantitative analytic practices.