Mixed Methods Research

Paperback | August 21, 2015

byDaphne Watkins, Deborah Gioia

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Finally, a practical guide to mixed methods research has been written with health and human services professionals in mind. Watkins and Gioia review the fundamentals of mixed methods research designs and the general suppositions of mixed methods procedures, look critically at mixed methodstudies and models that have already been employed in social work, and reflect on the contributions of this work to the field. But what is most important is that they lead the reader through considerations for the application of the mixed methods research in social work settings. The chapters of this book are structured so that readers can (figuratively) walk through the mixed methods research process using nine steps. Chapters one, five, and six provide supplemental material meant to serve as grounding for chapters two, three, and four, which outline nine steps in the mixedmethods research process, and specific to social work research. This is a short and practical guide not just for learning about mixed methods research, but also doing it.

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Finally, a practical guide to mixed methods research has been written with health and human services professionals in mind. Watkins and Gioia review the fundamentals of mixed methods research designs and the general suppositions of mixed methods procedures, look critically at mixed methodstudies and models that have already been employ...

Daphne C. Watkins is a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry. She studies gender disparities and mental health over the adult life course using mixed methods research approaches. She teaches graduate-level courses in research methods, mixed methods research, and community in...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:August 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199747458

ISBN - 13:9780199747450

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Preface1. (First Floor): An Introduction to a "Mixed" Way of Thinkin2. (Second Floor): Designing Mixed Methods Studies in Social WorStep 1: Develop your purpose statement and research questionsStep 2: Understand mixed methods language and notationStep 3: Choose a mixed methods design3. (Third Floor): Mixed Methods Data Collection in Social WorkStep 4: Decide on the data collection methods neededStep 5: Develop your sampling plan and recruitment strategiesStep 6: Collect the data4. (Fourth Floor): Mixed Methods Data Analysis in Social WorkStep 7: Prepare the data for analysisStep 8: Analyze the dataStep 9: Interpreting your integrated findings5. (Fifth Floor): Perils, Pitfalls and Considerations6. (Sixth Floor): Writing up, Presenting, and Teaching Mixed MethodsReferences