Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Define mixed-methods design.
  2. Describe two criteria that determine if use of a mixedmethods design is appropriate.
  3. State the three advantages to using a mixed-methods design.
  4. Identify three disadvantages of using a mixed-methods design.
  5. Identify and describe the three different types of basic mixedmethods designs.
  6. Identify and describe three different types of advanced mixedmethods designs.
  7. Identify and describe the three important aspects to consider when conducting a mixed-methods design.