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.

Mixed Methods Research Designs in Qualitatively Driven Research

Mixed methods research designs in qualitatively driven research
Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Introduction

Mixed methods research inquiry refers to the use of both qualitative and quantitative approaches and methods concurrently in one study or sequentially in two or more studies. Mixed methods research started with the earliest social research inquiries. Poverty studies within families used mixed methods approaches dating back to the 1800s in Europe by Frederic Le Play (1855) and Charles Booth (1886–1903), as well as Bohm Rowntree (1901). While not labeled as ‘mixed methods’ then, researchers across disciplines used qualitative and quantitative techniques. Some include the demographic analysis of survey data, participant observations, social mapping techniques, and deploy multiple theoretical perspectives. For example, the Chicago ...

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