Evolving mixed and multi method approaches for psychology

Frost, Nollaig and Shaw, Rachel L. (2015) Evolving mixed and multi method approaches for psychology. In: The Oxford Handbook of Mixed and Multi Method Research. Hesse-Biber, Sharlene and Johnson, R. Burke, eds. Oxford Library of Psychology . Oxford University Press, pp. 375-392. ISBN 9780199933624. (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199933624.013.24)

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Abstract

This chapter identifies how and why ‘method’ has become so important to the psychology discipline. It considers the social history of the development of qualitative methods in psychology and considers the emergence of mixed methods such as pragmatism and Q methodology. Using discussions and research examples the chapter considers and illustrates how qualitative methods have been combined with quantitative methods and with each other as psychology has demanded more complex and nuanced insights to human behaviour. The chapters considers the influence of the underpinnings of the mixing of methods, paradigms and approaches in psychology and explains how these have been increasingly informed by qualitative approaches to psychological research. The chapter discusses also the emergence of pluralism as a new step in the mixing of methods and paradigms.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research group
Item ID: 16908
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Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 10:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16908

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