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Integrating Analyses in Mixed Methods Research

by Patricia Bazeley SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781412961868
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Pbk 344 pages
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Integrating Analyses for Mixed Methods Research goes beyond mixed methods research design and data collection, providing a pragmatic discussion of the challenges of effectively integrating data to facilitate a more comprehensive and rigorous level of analysis. Showcasing a range of strategies for integrating different sources and forms of data as well as different approaches in analysis, it helps you plan, conduct, and disseminate complex analyses with confidence. Key techniques include:


 



  • Building an integrative framework



 



  • Analysing sequential, complementary and comparative data



 



  • Identifying patterns and contrasts in linked data



 



  • Categorizing, counting, and blending mixed data



 



  • Managing dissonance and divergence



 



  • Transforming analysis into warranted assertions



 


With clear steps that can be tailored to any project, this book is perfect for students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research.


 

Part One: A foundation for integrated analysis
Chapter 1: Mixed methods in context
Chapter 2: Planning for analysis
Chapter 3: Interpreting data
Part Two: Integrative analysis strategies
Chapter 4: Sequential integration: Analysis guiding design and further analysis
Chapter 5: Complementary analysis of varied data sources
Chapter 6: Analysing linked data: Seeking patterns and contrasts
Chapter 7: From codes and counts to content analysis and 'big data'
Chapter 8: Integration through data transformation 1: Qualitative data to statistical variables
Chapter 9: Integration through data transformation 2: Exploratory, blended, and narrative approaches
Chapter 10: Inherently mixed, hybrid methods
Chapter 11: Exploring dissonance and divergence
Part 3: Negotiated, warranted inferences
Chapter 12: From integrative analyses to warranted assertions and a coherent, negotiated account

This text makes a very significant contribution to advancing the understanding of different strategies that can be taken to integrate different sources of data that are built on a well-developed epistemological perspective. It promises to seriously advance the methodological grounding and practice of mixed methods research.

Pat Bazeley was awarded a PhD in community psychology for an action research based thesis which argued that community development was an effective strategy for the promotion of mental health in a disadvantaged population. After graduating she worked in community development and as a freelance researcher, undertaking projects in public health, welfare, education, law and community studies. From 1991-9 she was responsible for research development and administration for academic staff at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur. Currently, she is a (very) part time Associate Professor in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the  University of New South Wales, supervising PhD students. 

From 2000-2013 Pat provided research training, consulting and retreat facilities for researchers at Bowral, in the southern highlands of NSW. She continues to provide occasional training and consulting services for academics, graduate students and practitioners in universities, government departments and commercial organisations both locally and internationally. Her particular expertise is in helping researchers to make sense of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods data and in using computer programs for management and analysis of data. Her passion is to help people move beyond simple descriptive analyses of rich data.

Pat has a particular interest in mixed methods research, where she is exploring tools and techniques for integrating analyses of different forms of data, and the methodological implications of doing so. She was 2015-16 President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. Pat is currently on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and Qualitative Health Research, having served in the past as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. She has published books, chapters and articles on qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. She has also published on immunisation services, and on the career development and performance of researchers.