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Sharlene Hesse-Biber

In: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection

Chapter 35: Toward an Understanding of a Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Data Collection and Analysis: Moving Toward a Theoretically Centered Mixed Methods Praxis

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Toward an Understanding of a Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Data Collection and Analysis: Moving Toward a Theoretically Centered Mixed Methods Praxis
Toward an Understanding of a Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Data Collection and Analysis: Moving Toward a Theoretically Centered Mixed Methods Praxis
Sharlene Hesse-Biber
Introduction: Mixed Methods Inquiry in Search of a Theory

The current history of mixed methods has witnessed the weak role that theory has played in research inquiry, leading some mixed methods researchers to make special note of the ‘methods-centric approach’ that often characterizes many mixed methods studies, whereby theoretical perspectives are often delinked from mixed methods research design phases, such that research design takes precedence over theoretical framing of the research issue. Hesse-Biber (2012) refers to this phenomenon as the ‘thing-ness’ problem in ...

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