Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

Couverture
Abbas Tashakkori, Charles Teddlie
SAGE, 2003 - 768 pages

"The Handbook provides both philosophical and practical foundations for using mixed methods in social science inquiry. Theory about mixing methods is nicely balanced and illustrated with concrete examples. All aspects of inquiry are covered from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. The Handbook offers the most comprehensive review of mixed methods available anywhere. It will be a definitive reference for a long time to come."

--MICHAEL QUINN PATTON, The Union Institute and Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Written so that it can be used either as a pedagogical tool or as a reference for researchers, the book is rich in examples and includes a glossary, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tables to help readers become more familiar with the language and controversies in this evolving area.

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Table des matières

Use of Mixed Methods in the Social
3
Pragmatic Threads in Mixed Methods Research
51
Making Paradigmatic Sense
91
Cultural Distance Levels of Abstraction
111
Mixed Methods and the Politics of Human
135
SECTION
165
Principles of Mixed Methods
189
Advanced Mixed Methods Research Designs
209
Impact of Mixed Methods and Design
423
SECTION THREE
489
Research Methods in Management
513
Status of Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences
527
Status of Mixed Methods Research in Nursing
541
Mixed Methods in Psychological Research
557
Multimethod Research in Sociology
577
SECTION FOUR
617

An Alternative Approach
241
Mixed Methods Sampling Strategies
273
Data Collection Strategies
297
Tables or Tableaux? The Challenges of Writing
321
A Framework for Analyzing Data
351
Computerized Data Analysis
385
Collaborative Mixed Methods Research
639
Glossary
703
Name Index
719
Subject Index
737
About the Contributors
759
Droits d'auteur

Expressions et termes fréquents

À propos de l'auteur (2003)

Abbas Tashakkori (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill) is the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA). Previously, has has been a Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology at Florida International University (Miami, Florida, USA). He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience as a program evaluator, and he has taught research methods for more than two decades in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of North Carolina, Shiraz University, Stetson University, Louisiana State University, and Florida International University. In addition to research methodology, his published work covers a wide spectrum of research and program evaluation in cross-cultural and multi-cultural contexts, including self-perceptions, attitudes, and gender/ethnicity. Charles Teddlie (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Distinguished Professor of Education at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also taught at the University of New Orleans and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Research and Development at the Louisiana Department of Education. His major writing interests are social science research methodology and school effectiveness research. Professor Teddlie has taught research methods courses for over twenty years, including statistics and qualitative research methods. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the LSU College of Education. Professor Teddlie has lectured on school effectiveness research and educational research methodology in several countries including the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus.

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