Mixed-methods and evaluation research: trends and issues.


In this article, the authors attempt an initial exploration of the relevancy of the newly emerging field of mixed-methods research for educational evaluation. They give a brief introduction concerning the intent and variety of mixed-methods designs and models. They focus the analysis on some of the general issues and problems of this emerging field, including the lack of clear-cut procedural rules and differing ontological commitments. However, they argue that a particular form of mixed-methods design called quantitative-dominant sequential analysis might prove useful for some educational evaluation and policy studies.

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@article{Miller2006MixedmethodsAE, title={Mixed-methods and evaluation research: trends and issues.}, author={Steven I. Miller and Marcel Fredericks}, journal={Qualitative health research}, year={2006}, volume={16 4}, pages={567-79} }