Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs

1st Edition

By Janice M. Morse


186 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781629584133
pub: 2016-07-27
Hardback: 9781629584126
pub: 2016-07-27
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315543406
pub: 2016-07-15
from $16.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


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.


"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

Table of Contents



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



  MM Using a Qualitative Method and a Quantitative Supplement

Chapter Three. Planning the Project: Proposals and 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?



About the author

About the Series

Qualitative Essentials

Qualitative Essentials is a books series providing a comprehensive but succinct overview of topics in qualitative inquiry. These books will fill an important niche in qualitative methods for students--and others new to qualitative research--who require rapid but complete perspective on specific methods, strategies, and important topics. Written by leaders in qualitative inquiry, alone or in combination, these books will be an excellent resource for instructors and students from all disciplines.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research