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What is meant by mixing methodologies?

What is meant by mixing methodologies?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • What is mixed methodology?
  • What are the purposes of mixed methodological research?
  • What are the advantages and limitations of mixed methodology research?
  • How do I plan a mixed methodological approach?
  • What should I do now?

What is mixed methodology?

The previous chapter concluded with a discussion of the ‘paradigm wars’, whereby neither the positivist focus on numbers nor the interpretivist focus on words was sufficient in their approach to research. Each has relative strengths and limitations, the limitations of one being offset by the strengths of the other. The middle way was to utilise both approaches through the focus on a ‘what works’ pragmatic approach. This ...

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