Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research Author George R. Taylor
ISBN-10 0761832408
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 357
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This book provides a clear, practical introduction to qualitative and quantitative statistical research. Drawing from his experience conducting statistics seminars, editor George Taylor presents a streamlined overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Each chapter includes work sessions and sample problems making this book an indispensable resource for graduate students.



Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects Author Michael Bamberger
ISBN-10 0821344315
Release 2000
Pages 171
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A report based on a workshop held in 1998 at which outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating quantitative and qualitative research methods and reviewed experiences in the use of mixed method approaches in Bank research and project design.



Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research Author Charles Teddlie
ISBN-10 9780761930129
Release 2009
Pages 387
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Foundations of Mixed Methods Research is the first comprehensive textbook on using mixed methods in the social sciences, written by two leading names in the field. Mixed methodology (combining quantitative and qualitative approaches) has become an increasingly popular way of both researching and teaching methodology across the social sciences, and students across these fields are expected to be proficient in both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions.



Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research Author Joachim Paulsen
ISBN-10 1781633479
Release 2013-04
Pages 300
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Researchers have recognized over the past few years that quantitative analysis of the incidence and trends in poverty, while essential for national economic development planning, must be complemented by qualitative methods that help planners and managers understand the cultural, social, political, and institutional context within which projects are designed and implemented. This report is based on a two-day workshop held in June 1998, where outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating these research methods.



Foundations of Mixed Methods Research Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research  Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467240680
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 56
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Foundations of Mixed Methods Research, Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



A Malaysian Study of Mixed Methods

A Malaysian Study of Mixed Methods Author "Ruhizal Roosli
ISBN-10 1443899615
Release 2016-12-01
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This book consists of ten chapters, focusing on how to combine quantitative with qualitative methods in a research project. The approach of combining both methods is called Triangulation. In the social sciences, triangulation is often used in combining several research methods to study one subject. However, it is not in itself a method in the same way as a quantitative or qualitative approach with a specific paradigm. Triangulation is a plan, structure and investigation strategy deployed to obtain answers to problems identified at an earlier stage, and is widely used by researchers due to its capability in cross-checking the validity of findings and its minimal risk of bias. This book details the triangulation approach through its use in a real research project. Although, there are a number of books which discuss general research guidelines and methods, there is a notable lack of such books in social sciences which provide an example of integrating quantitative and qualitative methods in one research project. As such, the contents of this book will be useful to students, academicians and practitioners conducting research work.



Embedded Case Study Methods

Embedded Case Study Methods Author Roland W. Scholz
ISBN-10 0761919465
Release 2002
Pages 392
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In an embedded case study, the starting and end point is the comprehension of the case as a whole in its real-world context. However, in the course of analysis the case will be faceted either by different perspectives of inquiry or by several sub-units. The book presents different methodological approaches to organize this faceting process. It uses the power of the system approach in order to apply methods, which allow a scientific treatment of complex cases in a way that will be also acknowledged by the quantitative research community. The authors emphasize that a qualitative analysis starting from the real-world level is an indispensable part of case analysis. Thus the book bridges the gap between quantitatve and qualitative approaches to complex problems when using the case study methodology.



Methods of Life Course Research

Methods of Life Course Research Author Janet Z. Giele
ISBN-10 0761914374
Release 1998-03-10
Pages 344
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What are the most effective methods for doing life-course research? In this volume, the field's founders and leaders answer this question, giving readers tips on: the art and method of the appropriate research design; the collection of life-history data; and the search for meaningful patterns to be found in the results.



Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods Author David Morgan
ISBN-10 9781483313665
Release 2013-06-21
Pages 288
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Focusing on research designs for projects that collect both qualitative and quantitative data, David L. Morgan’s Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach discusses strategies for bringing qualitative and quantitative methods together so that their combined strengths accomplish more than is possible with a single method. The approach is broadly interdisciplinary, reflecting the interest in mixed methods research across the social sciences. In contrast to an “anything goes” approach or a naïve hope that “two methods are better than one,” the author argues that projects using mixed methods must pay even more attention to research design than single method approaches. The book’s practical emphasis on mixed methods makes it useful both to active researchers and to students who intend to pursue such a career. Chapter 1 is available for review on the publisher's website, and provides a comprehensive introduction that is appropriate for assessing the overall content of this informative book.



Capturing Identity

Capturing Identity Author Meike Watzlawik
ISBN-10 0761837345
Release 2007
Pages 200
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Scientists from six countries, well known for their work in the field of identity research, explain and comment on methodological approaches used to research identity. This book concentrates on qualitative methods, such as narrative identity analysis or semi-structured interviewing techniques to determine identity status, as well as the quantitative method of using questionnaires. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and their future integration. The reader will learn about qualitative and quantitative research and discover the similarities and differences between the methods of researching identity, depending on research with methodological roots in one field, the other, or both. Chapters include: .James E. Marcia presents his latest thoughts and experiences regarding the identity status concept and focuses on the Identity Status Interview (ISI) as a method to obtain empirical access to ego identity development. .Guenter Mey presents a case study from his project "Adolescence, Identity, Narration" based on problem-centered interviews and the specific interviewing, transcription, and data analysis procedures utilized. .Mechthild Kiegelmann introduces the Voice Approach, a qualitative-oriented research method developed by Carol Gilligan, Lyn Brown, and their colleagues, which can be applied to identity research. .Luc Goossens and Koen Luyckx present their results, which are mostly based on questionnaires offering a broad range of data analyses. .Wim Meeus, the author of the Utrecht-Groningen Identity Development Scale, and Minet de Wied offer an overview of twenty-five years of research on relationships with parents and identity in adolescence."



Mixing Methods in Psychology

Mixing Methods in Psychology Author Zazie Todd
ISBN-10 0415186501
Release 2004
Pages 251
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Can you combine qualitative and quantitative methods in Psychology? What are the practical issues involved? The acceptance of qualitative research methods in psychology has raised questions about how best to assess the validity of research practice. Should different criteria be used to judge qualitative and quantitative research? While the two approaches have traditionally been seen as competing paradigms, more recently some researchers have begun to argue that the divide is artificial. This book looks in detail at the problems involved in attempting to reconcile qualitative and quantitative methods within and across studies, and illustrates the theoretical issues with applied examples. (Midwest).



Using Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Using Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research Author Thomas W. Lee
ISBN-10 0761908072
Release 1999
Pages 192
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Offering a broad description of qualitative research, this book facilitates the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in organizational research. It examines the methods and tactics for both generating and testing management theories, including guidelines for deciding whether to use qualitative methods and overviews of four specific research designs. It describes how qualitative data is collected and analyzed and when and how to quantitatively analyze qualitative data. The author articulates the critical roles for reliability and validity and in the final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations for writing articles that report qualitative studies.



Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology Author Donna M. Mertens
ISBN-10 9781483322605
Release 2014-03-06
Pages 536
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado



Research methods in education and psychology

Research methods in education and psychology Author Donna M. Mertens
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047486264
Release 1998
Pages 422
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Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered to be "good" research, Research Methods in Education and Psychology explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. It not only covers two of the standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also a relatively new emancipatory paradigm that is inclusive of the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. In each chapter, Donna M. Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process from the literature review to types of research method to analysis and reporting of quantitative or qualitative approaches. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter. To enhance your students reading, she has also included: - Chapter opening examples and lists of topics to consider - Boxed examples and points to consider - Sample studies in every chapter to illustrate key ideas - Sequence steps to guide each stage of the research process - End-of-chapter "Questions and Answers for Discussion and Application" to elicit further reflection of the material covered



Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education Author William Lawrence Goodwin
ISBN-10 0807735477
Release 1996
Pages 199
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What are the fundamental elements of good quantitative and qualitative research? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach? What does research offer early childhood education? Are quantitative and qualitative approaches compatible? This book presents the research process and its components in a straightforward, easily accessible manner. Using real examples from early childhood education, authors William L. Goodwin and Laura D. Goodwin "bring to life" for the first time the various methods of research and how they may be studied and applied. They explore the major aspects of both quantitative and qualitative paradigms and techniques, stressing the compatibility and complementary nature of the two approaches that are so often seen as mutually exclusive if not downright contradictory.



The Regional Integration Manual

The Regional Integration Manual Author Philippe De Lombaerde
ISBN-10 9781136702044
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 384
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The Regional Integration Manual brings together different methods for monitoring and analysing regional integration processes in a systematic way. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, it seeks to provide officials in regional organisations, researchers in think tanks, academics and students worldwide with an accessible set of both quantitative and qualitative tools, useful in their day-to-day work. The Manual addresses an increasing demand for such tools, in a world where mechanisms and ideas for effective regional government and governance are in dire need, whereas the monitoring and analytical capabilities of official and non-governmental actors often lag behind. It also addresses a rapidly growing academic community studying the determinants, depth, speed and other characteristics of regional integration and co-operation. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, The Regional Integration Manual will be of interest to scholars of governance and regional politics as well as policy-makers and those in regional organisations.



Mixing Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Mixing Methods  Qualitative and Quantitative Research Author Julia Brannen
ISBN-10 9781351917179
Release 2017-07-12
Pages 192
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This book focuses on a key issue in the methodology of the social and behavioural sciences: the mixing of different research methods. The extent to which qualitative and quantitative research differ from one another has long been a subject of debate. Although many methodologists have concluded that the two approaches are not mutually exclusive, there are few books on either the theory or the practice of mixing methods. Mixing Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Research presents a comprehensive discussion of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues. It also covers a number of case studies of research which have successfully combined qualitative and quantitative approaches. Contributors include sociologists who have written extensively on the methodology of the social sciences and researchers who have concerned themselves with important social policy issues in the fields of further education, community services and household finances.