Lec14 - Chapter 14 Mixed Research Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research(Reminder Dont forget to utilize the concept maps and study questions as you

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Chapter 14 Mixed Research: Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research (Reminder: Don’t forget to utilize the concept maps and study questions as you study this and the other chapters.) This chapter is about mixed research. Mixed research is research in which quantitative and qualitative techniques are mixed in a single study. It is the third major research paradigm, adding an attractive alternative (when it is appropriate) to quantitative and qualitative research. Proponents of mixed research typically adhere to the compatibility thesis as well as to the philosophy of pragmatism. The compatibility thesis is the idea that quantitative and qualitative methods are compatible, that is, they can both be used in a single research study. The philosophy of pragmatism says that researchers should use the approach or mixture of approaches that works the best in a real world situation. In short, what works is what is useful and should be used, regardless of any philosophical assumptions, paradigmatic assumptions, or any other type of assumptions. (Pragmatism was started by the great American philosophers Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey). Today, proponents of mixed research attempt to use what is called the fundamental principle of mixed research . According to this fundamental principle, the researcher should use a mixture or combination of methods that has complementary strengths and nonoverlapping weaknesses . To aid you in applying this fundamental principle, we have provided tables that show the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative research and qualitative research. Here they are for your convenience:
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Here is a list of the strengths and weaknesses of mixed research. Looking at the strengths, you will see where you want to go in planning a mixed research study.
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The Research Continuum Research can be viewed as falling along a research continuum with “monomethod” research placed on the far left side, “fully mixed” research placed on the far right side, and “partially mixed” located in the center. You should be able to take any given research study and place it somewhere on the continuum. Types of Mixed Research Methods There are two major types of mixed research: they are mixed model research and mixed method research. Mixed Model Research In mixed model research quantitative and qualitative approaches are mixed within or across the stages of the research process . Here are the two mixed model research subtypes: within-stage and across-stage mixed model research. 1. In within-stage mixed model research
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2011 for the course EDE 4942 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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Lec14 - Chapter 14 Mixed Research Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research(Reminder Dont forget to utilize the concept maps and study questions as you

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