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Using Mixed Methods argues for research from a holistic perspective, integrating different methods, different data and overall research strategies. It provides innovative and ground-breaking in their implications for undertaking social and educational research. The author offers ways of justifying undertaking integrated approaches and offers an underlying rationale for the practices of social and educational research.
The author aims to help readers understand how to approach research using an integrated methodology, based on a pragmatic philosophy underpinned by an empirical epistemology. It provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of how to use an integrated methodology that meets the needs of the post-graduate researcher who wants to challenge the traditional paradigmatic view of research.
The book explores:
- The traditional epistemological positions associated with different research approaches
- Framework for an integrated methodology
- Main explanations and justification for carrying out research using the FraIM
- Ethical approach to research
Written in an easily accessible style, this book is for postgraduate students in education and social science courses.
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