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Daphne Watkins and Deborah Gioia

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199747450

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747450.001.0001

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“First Floor”

“First Floor”

An Introduction to a “Mixed” Way of Thinking

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(p.1) 1 “First Floor”
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Mixed Methods Research
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Daphne C. Watkins

Deborah Gioia

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747450.003.0001

This chapter describes the lay of the land of mixed methods. Whenever possible some illustrative examples are used from published, peer-reviewed sources. This chapter does not go extensively into the mixed methods paradigm debate, as these discussions can be found in other sources. Moreover, in the spirit of introducing a “mixed” way of thinking, the chapter begins with a discussion of the difference between method and methodology for both quantitative and qualitative research. Next it offers and frames a definition of mixed methods research in social work, complete within the context of a social justice framework. The chapter ends with an outline for the nine steps for mixed methods research in social work.

Keywords:   definition, mixed methods, method, methodology, qualitative, quantitative, social justice, social work

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