Mixed-methods designs are employed to carry out mixed-methods research. In turn, mixed-methods research is the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative approaches into a single empirical study. Traditionally in social science research, scholars were expected to choose between qualitative and quantitative approaches for their data collection and analysis. These two options to conduct research have largely dominated most research in and around organizations. More recently, and particularly in the last couple of decades, a third option has emerged and has become increasingly accepted and established in scholarly debates and publications: mixed-methods research. Also, a number of communities of scholars, academic journals, and conferences more receptive to adopting and hosting such research designs have emerged. The purpose of the present entry is to inform the reader about ...

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