Doctoral Discussion -Mixed-method research

Mixed-method research

Mixed-method research is more than merely combining quantitative and qualitative research approaches. There are design and analysis issues to consider. Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2008) offer an array of qualitative analysis techniques that include word count and standard content analysis. How might these techniques be perceived by both purely qualitative and purely quantitative researchers? Do these techniques offer additional evidence of the value of mixed-method research, or do they merely add to the confusion over which techniques to use?

 

 

 

 

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How might these techniques be perceived by both purely qualitative and purely quantitative researchers?

According to Coyle (2000), “mixed methods approach is more susceptible to researcher bias than purely qualitative or purely quantitative research studies.”However, there is no known measurement of the attitudes towards the mioxed methods by researchers. Both qualitative and purely quantitative researchers have a negative attitude towards mixed method research. The attitude can be related to the kind of education that…

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