Qualitative research design is continually evolving. It is not only more established in disciplines beyond the traditional social sciences in which it is a standard choice, but also just as impacted by the changes in what data, technologies, and approaches researchers are using. This Handbook takes readers through the foundational theories, functions, strategies, and approaches to qualitative research design, before showcasing how it negotiates different data and research environments and produces credible, actionable impact beyond the study. Containing contributions from over 90 top scholars from a range of social science disciplines, this Handbook is not just an anthology of different qualitative research designs and how/when to use them; it is a complete exploration of how and why these designs are shaped and how, why, and into what they are evolving. This is a valuable resource for Master's and PhD level students, faculty members, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines such as health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and education. Volume One: Part I: Concepts of Designing Designs in Qualitative Research; Part 2: Theories and Epistemological Contexts of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 3: Elements of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 4: Basic Designs and Research Strategies in Qualitative Research; and Part 5: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research. Volume Two: Part 6: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Kinds of Data; Part 7: Designing Qualitative Online and Multimodal Research; Part 8: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Groups and Areas; Part 9: Designing Qualitative Research in Disciplinary Fields; and Part 10: Designing Qualitative Research for Impact.
Part V: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research
Part V is about extending qualitative research designs by planning and using combinations of various methods. In this part and its title, the understanding of ‘mixing’ is wider than in some areas of the mixed methods discourse. Part V includes six chapters, of which the first addresses pluralism (see Chamberlain, Chapter 34, this Handbook), including ‘combinations of epistemologies, methodologies, methods, and analytic approaches’. These combinations mostly remain within the field of qualitative research. The discussion about psychosocial methodologies (see Jones, Chapter 35, this Handbook) is rooted in the various layers of (psychological) experience of issues, conflicts, and problems and the different methods of interviewing and observing used for studying these layers. The chapter on ...