Mixed Methods Research

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Discussion 1: 1 Page needed with 350 words and two references.
Mixed Methods Designs
Mixed methods designs capitalize on the strengths of qualitative and quantitative designs. For this discussion, briefly describe how the research problem that is the focus of your pre-proposal assignment could be addressed using a mixed methods design. Discuss the limitations of qualitative and quantitative designs that would be avoided with a mixed method design. Cite and reference Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods to demonstrate that you are incorporating material from an authoritative source on research methods. The suggested length for this discussion is 350–450 words.

 

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Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research

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Mixed methods design is a survey conducting methodology that entails gathering, evaluating, and bringing together data from qualitative and quantitative research in one study or a longitudinal inquiry program (Mirakyan & De Guio, 2015). Just like quantitative and qualitative designs alone, there are both advantages and disadvantages of using the mixed methods design. With mixed methods research, additional time is needed to gather and analyze data and more skills are required to perform both qualitative and quantitative research. However, the benefits of using mixed methods design are much more than the difficulties. It helps a researcher to expand their understanding of a situation utilizing different sources of data (Sheperis,Young, & Daniels, 2011). In addition, it offers a clearer understanding on studies that would remain a mystery if only a single method design were used.