In a mixed-method tradition that privileges the quantitative, leading qualitative researcher Janice Morse breaks new ground by arguing the importance of research designs for which the primary component is qualitative, and contains either a quantitative or a qualitative supplemental strategy. Using a variety of examples and visual prompts, Morse convincingly demonstrates that such designs allow novice researchers to obtain answers more quickly and with more certainty. Her book
"The Need for more work on qualitative driven work in mixed methods has been apparent for some time, and who could better meet that goal than Jan Morse? This book will make an excellent starting point for anyone whose research includes a core qualitative study." -- David Morgan, Professor of Sociology at Portland State University
"Morse has written a friendly (and sometimes humorous) guide through the emerging territory of qualitatively driven mixed methods research. This text provides clear explanations of mixed methods concepts and practical strategies useful for thinking about and planning a qualitatively driven mixed methods study. Morse clearly lays out a pathway for qualitatively driven mixed methods design that will enable readers to obtain complementary findings that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and theory." -- Donna M. Mertens, Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University
Chapter 1. The Whys & Whats
Why Mixed-Method (MM)?
What does it offer?
What skills are needed. . . ?
Chapter 2. Basic Designs and the Types of Questions They Can Answer
MM Using Two Qualitative Methods
MM Using a Qualitative Method and a Quantitative Supplement
Chapter Three. Planning the Project: Proposals and Pacing
Chapter Four. Data Collection/Monitoring Analysis
Chapter Five. Fitting Reality/Dynamic Reflexivity
Chapter Six. Interim Analyses of Each Component
Chapter Seven. Mixing Components
Point of interface
Making the Results Narrative
Chapter Eight. Writing up QUAL MM
Chapter Nine. Other Stuff You Need To Think about
What about the qual the QUAN - qual MM?
About the author