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
- provides clear and concise explanations making even complex research designs understandable to the beginning researcher;
- argues for the importance of primary qualitative designs due to their theoretical strength;
- stresses the importance of using goal-directed actions and analyses that do not violate the assumptions of either qualitative or quantitative inquiry.
Table of Contents
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