Philosophy in mixed methods teaching: The transformative paradigm as illustration

  title={Philosophy in mixed methods teaching: The transformative paradigm as illustration},
  author={Donna M. Mertens},
  journal={International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches},
  pages={18 - 9}
  • D. Mertens
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
Abstract As teachers of mixed methods, we have a responsibility to nurture our students’ abilities to think through their choices in terms of mixed methods research based on a critically examined understanding of their philosophical assumptions. The belief systems associated with the transformative paradigm are used to illustrate the importance of teaching philosophical frameworks as a part of mixed methods instruction. Teachers and students of research will improve their practice by engaging… 
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