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Chapter 12: Unpacking Pragmatism for Mixed Methods Research
Unpacking Pragmatism for Mixed Methods Research
In 2004, Johnson and Onwuegbuzie summarized classical pragmatism (that is, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey) in the context of mixed methods research (MMR). In that heavily cited article, the authors attempted to move understandings of pragmatism beyond one-line statements such as ‘if it works it's true'. They attempted to make classical pragmatism more complex and more accurate, and in doing so they listed 22 general characteristics of ...