More than just a method: doctoral students' perspectives on the place of qualitatively driven mixed methods

Elichaoff, Frauke and Rodriguez, Deborah and Murphy, Anthony (2014) More than just a method: doctoral students' perspectives on the place of qualitatively driven mixed methods. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin (17). pp. 17-22. ISSN 2044-0820

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Abstract

Although the debate on mixed methods continues, it is felt that there is a new generation of researchers that take a pragmatist approach to research. We present the viewpoint of three doctoral students at different stages of our PhD research, whereby we advocate for the recognition and place of qualitatively driven mixed methods and take a pragmatist stance towards method/ology. We recognise the value and prominence of such a position, and describe our individual experiences, which have been influenced and transformed by such ‘paradigm wars’, and demonstrate our persistence in attempting to transcend these wars to ensure that our research is primarily informed by the research question, followed by the choosing of the most suitable method, and not the contrary.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 13302
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Depositing User: Frauke Elichaoff
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13302

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