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Mixed Methods

Mixed Methods

6 Types of Mixed Methods Designs

Sequential Explanatory Design *

Sequential Exploratory Design *

Sequential Transformative Design

Concurrent Triangulation Design

Concurrent Embedded Design **

Concurrent Transformative Design **

*most common

** least common and not discussed

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Sage Publications, Incorporated

Sequential Explanatory Design

Two phase project

(1) Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis

(2) Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

Larger focus on quantitative data

Example: Survey data informs interviews

 

Sequential Exploratory Design

Two phase project

(1) Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

(2) Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis

 

Larger focus on qualitative data

Example: Focus group shapes survey questions

Sequential Transformative Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four phase project (two data collection series)

Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis x2

Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis x2

Concurrent Triangulation Design

One phase project

Collect qualitative and quantitative data at the same time

Compare results from qualitative data to results from quantitative data

Analysis for quantitative and qualitattive is completed separately