1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook for Advancing Integration in Mixed Methods Research

Edited By John H. Hitchcock, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie Copyright 2022
    634 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    634 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This groundbreaking edited book, The Routledge Handbook for Advancing Integration in Mixed Methods Research, presents an array of different integration ideas, with contributions from scholars across the globe.

    This handbook represents the first major volume that comprehensively discusses this topic of integration. Perhaps the most fundamental and longstanding question in mixed methods research is: How does one best integrate disparate forms of information to produce the best form of inquiry? Each of the 34 seminal chapters in this handbook accelerates the discussion of integration across a broad range of disciplines, including education, arts-based analyses, and work in the Global South, as well as special topics such as psychometrics and media research. Many of the chapters present new topics that have never been written about before, and all chapters offer cutting-edge approaches to integration. They also offer different perspectives of integration – leading the introductory chapter to offer a new and comprehensive definition for integration, as follows: "referring to the optimal mixing, combining, blending, amalgamating, incorporating, joining, linking, merging, consolidating, or unifying of research approaches, methodologies, philosophies, methods, techniques, concepts, language, modes, disciplines, fields, and/or teams within a single study." The concluding chapter offers a meta-framework that accounts for this definition and is designed to help scholars think more about integration in a way that represents a continuous, dynamic, iterative, interactive, synergistic, and holistic meaning-making process.

    This handbook will be an essential reference work for all scholars and practitioners using or seeking to use mixed methods in their research.


    1. The Routledge Handbook for Advancing Integration in Mixed Methods Research: An Introduction

    John H. Hitchcock and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

    Part I. Conceptual and Philosophical Issues in Integration

    2. Mapping the Landscape of Integration in Mixed Research

    Kathleen M. T. Collins

    3. Adding to the Understanding of Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research

    Elizabeth G. Creamer

    4. Developing the Meta-Inference in Mixed Methods Research through Successive Integration of Claims

    Judith Schoonenboom

    5. Mixed Methods Integration for Transformative Purposes

    Donna M. Mertens

    6. Integration in Mixed Methods Research: An Alternative Perspective

    Joseph A. Maxwell

    Part II. Integrated Designs

    7. Paradigms in Mixed Methods Research

    David L. Morgan

    8. Designing Integrated Ethnographic Approaches

    Bonnie Kaul Nastasi

    9. Phenomenography as a Basis for Fully Integrated Mixed Methodologies

    David F. Feldon and Colby Tofel-Grehl

    10. A Tale of Inherent Integration: A Model Supporting a Shared Purpose to Investigate Videogame Programming in Libraries

    Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Richard Van Eck

    11. Designing Integrated Mixed Methods Action Research Studies

    Nataliya V. Ivankova and Sophia L. Johnson

    12. Adaptive Practices for a Complexity-Sensitive Approach to Mixed Integration

    Cheryl Poth

    13. The Emergent Multiphase Design: Demonstrating a Fully Integrated Approach in the Context of Language Research in Education

    Lisbeth M. Brevik

    14. Designing for Integration in Mixed Methods Case Studies

    Vicki L. Plano Clark, Janet B. Walton, and Lori A. Foote

    Part III. Integrated Analyses

    15. Bayesian Integration Applications in Physical Activity and Sport Research: Barriers and Solutions

    M. Teresa Anguera, Marta Castañer, Mariona Portell, Pedro Sánchez-Algarra, and Oleguer Camerino

    16. Use of Bayesian Estimation in the Context of Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Models

    Prathiba Natesan Batley

    17. Rethinking Integration in the Mixed IRT Framework: Advancing Research in Athletic Training

    Shannon David

    18. Mixed Methods Integration and the Ontological Imperative in Understanding Social Media Analytics

    Hannah R. Gerber and Tom Liam Lynch

    19. Learning Analytics as an Integrated Approach in Mixed Methods Research

    Donggil Song, Yoonhee Shin, and Hyeonmi Hong

    20. Data Visualization in the Context of Integrated Analyses

    Timothy C. Guetterman and Michael D. Fetters

    21. Conceptualizing Q Methodology as an Integrated Analysis

    Susan Ramlo

    Part IV. Arts-Based Integration Approaches

    22. Arts-Based Integrated Research: Exemplars from the Literature

    Mandy M. Archibald

    23. Toward Artful Integration in Mixed Methods Research

    Margarete Sandelowski

    24. Integrating Arts-Based Approaches in Mixed Methods Research with Diverse Stakeholders

    Peggy Shannon-Baker and Claudia Martinez

    Part V. Integrated Approaches to Education and Special Education Research

    25. Applying Mixed Methods and Integration Approaches to Early Childhood Intervention Research

    Maureen A. Conroy, Bryce D. McLeod, and Kevin S. Sutherland

    26. Using an Integrated Approach When Conducting Juvenile Justice Special Education Mixed Research

    Robbie J. Marsh, David E. Houchins, Casey S. Christenson

    27. Using Integration Approaches to Study School and Community Partnerships Across Transition Services

    Sara L. McDaniel and Valerie L. Mazzotti

    Part VI. Integration Approaches in Developing Nations

    28. Conceptualizing Integrated Education Research Teams in Kosovo

    Arlinda Beka and John H. Hitchcock

    29. Understanding Mixed Methods Integration in Chinese Education through Caterpillar Fungi as a Metaphor

    Hongjing Liao

    30. The Utilization of Integration in Mixed Methods Research in the Caribbean

    Loraine D. Cook and Vimala Judy Kamalodeen

    31. Understanding Integration via a Kaleidoscope Metaphor: The Case of SCRATCHMAPS

    Juliet Perumal, Naiema Taliep, Olutola Olujuwon, and Zvisinei Moyo

    Part VII. Software Applications for Integrated Analyses

    32. Using IBM SPSS Statistics for Integration in Mixed Methods Research

    Nancy L. Leech

    33. Using MAXQDA for Integration in Mixed Methods Research

    Udo Kuckartz and Stefan Rädiker


    34. Towards a Comprehensive Meta-Framework for Full Integration in Mixed Methods Research

    Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and John H. Hitchcock


    John H. Hitchcock is Principal Research Associate at Westat, where he conducts grant-funded and contract-based research for government entities and philanthropies. He writes about mixed methods research and other aspects of design methodology. To date, Hitchcock has coauthored more than 70 works and delivered more than 100 conference presentations.

    Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie holds the following positions: Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, England; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Management/Department of Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa; Honorary Professor, University of South Africa; Visiting Senior Scholar, St. John’s University, New York; and Honorary Recognized Supervisor (Online), School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool. He writes extensively on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological topics. With an h-index of 104, he has had published more than 550 works, including more than 400 journal articles, 60 book chapters, and six books. He has delivered more than 1,000 presentations, 250 methodological workshops, and 60 keynote addresses worldwide.