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  • Mixed Methods Research COURSE INSTRUCTOR Kamau Oginga Siwatu, Ph.D. College of Education, Room 371 Phone: (806) 742-1998 ext. 431 E-mail: kamau.siwatu@ttu.edu COURSE INFORMATION EPSY 6349 (3 Credit Hours) Tentatively scheduled for Spring 2008 COURSE DESCRIPTION An introduction to the emerging field of mixed methods research, including research designs, strategies for data collection, analysis, and integration, and its applications across disciplines. COURSE PURPOSE The purpose of this course is threefold. First, this course will provide doctoral students with an introduction to the emerging field of mixed methods research (MMR), while examining the types of research problems that can be answered by mixing quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. Second, this course will provide students with an introduction to the four major types of MMR designs, data collection strategies, and the procedures for analyzing and integrating quantitative and qualitative data. Third, this course will examine the important issues and future directions of MMR and its application across disciplines. Throughout the course special attention will be given to the process of developing a MMR proposal and producing publishable mixed methods studies. COURSE PREREQUISITES Prior to enrolling in this course, students need to have had an introduction to research methods (EPSY 5379 or EPSY 5385, or the equivalent), intermediate statistics (EPSY 5381 or the equivalent), and qualitative data analysis (EPSY 6304 or the equivalent). These course prerequisites are designed to ensure that students registered for the course have the required minimum background for successful study of the course content. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Designing and conducting mixed methods research. Thousand Oaks,

    CA: Sage Publications. Creswell, J. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks,

    CA: Sage Publications.

  • APPENDIX A COURSE READINGS

    THE EMERGING FIELD OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Creswell, J. (2003). A framework for design (pp. 3-26). Johnson, R. B., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed methods research: A research paradigm whose

    time has come. Educational Researchers, 33(7), 14-26. Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Leech, N. L. (2005). On becoming a pragmatic researcher: The importance

    of combining quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 8(5), 375-387.

    UNDERSTANDING MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. A. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods

    research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(2), 112-133. Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Understanding mixed methods research (pp. 1-19). Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Examining preliminary considerations (pp. 20-37). PREPARING A MIXED METHODS RESEARCH PROPOSAL Creswell, J. (2003). Review the literature (pp. 27-48). Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Locating and reviewing mixed methods studies. (pp. 1-19). Creswell, J. (2003). Writing strategies and ethical considerations (pp. 49-70) Of the two chapters below, read the chapter that corresponds with the research method of which you are least familiar. Creswell, J. (2003). Quantitative methods (pp. 153-178). Creswell, J. (2003). Qualitative procedures (pp. 179-207). DEVELOPING A RATIONALE FOR MIXING METHODS Newman, I., Ridenour, C. S., Newman, C., & DeMarco, G. M. P. Jr. (2003). A typology of

    research purposes and its relationship to mixed methods. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 167-188). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Punch, K. F. (1998). Mixed methods and evaluative criteria. In K. F. Punch, Introduction to social research (pp. 239-250). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Leech, N. L. (2004). Enhancing the interpretation of significant findings:

    The role of mixed methods research. The Qualitative Report, 9(4), 770-792. Optional Readings Thompson, B. (2002). 'Statistical,' 'practical,' and 'clinical': How many kinds of significance do

    counselors need to consider? Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 64-71. CHOOSING A MIXED METHODS DESIGN Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Choosing a mixed methods design (pp. 58-88). Yin, R. K. (2006). Mixed methods research: Are the methods genuinely integrated or merely parallel? Research in the Schools, 13(1), 41-47. WRITING A MIXED METHODS RESEARCH PROPOSAL Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Introducing a mixed methods study (pp. 89-109). Creswell, J. (2003). The introduction (pp. 73-86). Creswell, J. (2003). The purpose statement (pp. 87-104). Creswell, J. (2003). Research questions and hypotheses (pp. 105-118). Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Writing and evaluating mixed methods research (pp. 151-

    159). COLLECTING DATA IN MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Collecting data in mixed methods research (pp. 110-127). Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (1998). Data collection strategies and research procedures. In A.

    Tashakkori & C. Teddlie, Mixed methodology: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches (pp. 95-111). Thousand, CA: Sage Publications.

    Teddlie, C., & Yu, F. (2007). Mixed methods sampling: A typology with examples. Journal of Mixed

    Methods Research, 1(1), 77-100. Johnson, B., & Turner, L. A. (2003). Data collection strategies in mixed methods research. In A.

    Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 297-320). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA IN MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Analyzing data in mixed methods research (pp. 128-150).

  • Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Leech, N. L. (2004). Linking research questions to mixed methods data analysis procedures. The Qualitative Report, 11(3), 474-498.

    Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (1998). Alternatives to traditional data analytic strategies. In A.

    Tashakkori & C. Teddlie, Mixed methodology: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches (pp. 112-136). Thousand, CA: Sage Publications.

    ESTABLISHING VALIDITY IN MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Onwuegbuzie, A., & Johnson, B. (2006). The validity issues in mixed research. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 48-63. Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (1998). Sampling, measurement, and quality of inferences. In A.

    Tashakkori & C. Teddlie, Mixed methodology: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches (pp. 61-94). Thousand, CA: Sage Publications.

    DEVELOPING PUBLISHABLE MIXED METHODS MANUSCRIPTS Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Writing and evaluating mixed methods research (pp. 159-

    166). Sandelowski, M. (2003). Tables or tableaux? The challenges of writing and reading mixed

    methods studies. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 321-350). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Bryman, A. (2007). Barriers to integrating quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(1), 8-22.

    FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN MIXED METHODS RESEARCH Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Questions often raised about mixed methods research (pp.

    167-183). Creswell, J., & Plano-Clark, V. (2007). Future directions of mixed methods research (pp. 184-193).

  • APPENDIX B COURSE OUTLINE

    Week Date Topic

    1 Introduction

    2 The emerging field of mixed methods research

    3 Understanding mixed methods research

    4 Preparing a mixed methods research proposal

    5 Developing a rationale for mixing methods

    6 Choosing a mixed methods design

    7 Writing a mixed methods research proposal

    8 Collecting data in mixed methods research

    9 No class: Spring break

    10 Analyzing and interpreting data in mixed methods research

    11 Analyzing and interpreting data in mixed methods research cont.

    12 Establishing validity in mixed methods research

    13 No class: AERA annual conference

    14

    15 Developing publishable mixed methods manuscripts / Student presentations

    16 Future directions in mixed methods research / Student presentations

    17 Final paper due

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