Mixed Methods Data Collection
This chapter covers steps 4, 5, and 6 in the nine-step process for conducting mixed methods research in social work. It begins with a discussion of the nuts and bolts of mixed methods data collection methods and how to choose the most appropriate data collection method for a mixed methods study. Next brief descriptions of both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, sampling plans, and recruitment strategies are provided. The chapter then presents some commonly used data collection methods to gather qualitative data (individual interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and the review of existing records) and quantitative data (mail, telephone, in-person, and Internet-based surveys). It also differentiates between the types of qualitative and quantitative data that can be collected for a mixed methods study, as well as the conditions under which certain methods are appropriate.
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