A Rationale for Full Integration
Giampietro Gobo, Nigel G. Fielding, Gevisa La Rocca, Wander van der Vaart
A new turn in mixed methods research is here: merged methods. This provocative book offers a novel analysis of current mixed methods research, complicating traditional approaches and challenging existing techniques.
Moving beyond the binary quantitative-qualitative distinction, the book presents methodologically grounded ways to merge methods in social research and integrate interpretive and structural approaches in one instrument or procedure.
- Considers the importance of merging both epistemologies and methodologies.
- Showcases eight merged methods research approaches, from the Delphi method to multimodal content analysis.
- Explores the opportunities for merging methods using computational techniques, such as text mining.
This innovative book is a must-read for any postgraduate student or researcher across the social sciences wanting to develop their understanding of mixed methods research.