Read the abstracts for 5 to 10 recent articles in SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research (http://mmr.sagepub.com). Do you find any general similarities in the research questions addressed? Does it seem that any social research could benefit from the use of mixed methods or that some research questions are more appropriate for investigation with mixed methods than others? Explain your reasoning.
Read the National Institute of Health’s online report on Best Practices of Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences. What additional desirable features of mixed-methods research are identified?