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The Routledge Handbook for Advancing Integration in Mixed Methods Research

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May 11, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
688 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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: "integration entails 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 or program of 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.

Table of Contents


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 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: Process Methodology in Support of 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

Part IV. Arts-Based Integration Approaches

21. Conceptualizing Q Methodology as an Integrated Analysis

Susan Ramlo

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: A Critically Reflective Review from Two Teacher-Researchers

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

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John H. Hitchcock is a Senior Study Director 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 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 Recognised 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 102, he has had published more than 500 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.