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Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs





ISBN 9781629584133
Published July 27, 2016 by Routledge
186 Pages

 
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Book Description

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

Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1. The Whys & Whats
  Why Mixed-Method (MM)?
  Why Qualitatively-Driven?
  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
    Simultaneous
    Sequential
  MM Using a Qualitative Method and a Quantitative Supplement

Chapter Three. Planning the Project: Proposals and Pacing
  Proposals
  Pacing

Chapter Four. Data Collection/Monitoring Analysis
  Maintaining control

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?

References
Index
About the author

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