Welcome to the Companion Website
This site is intended to enhance your use of Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field, by Vicki L. Plano Clark and Nataliya V. Ivankova. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
This practical book introduces a unique socio-ecological framework for understanding the field of mixed methods research and its different perspectives. Based on the framework, it addresses basic questions including: What is the mixed methods research process? How is mixed methods research defined? Why is it used? What designs are available? How does mixed methods research intersect with other research approaches? What is mixed methods research quality? How is mixed methods shaped by personal, interpersonal, and social contexts? By focusing on the topics, perspectives, and debates occurring in the field of mixed methods research, the book helps students, scholars, and researchers identify, understand, and participate in these conversations to inform their own research practice.
Mixed Methods Research is Volume 3 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit http://www.sagepub.com/mmrs.
We gratefully acknowledge Vicki L. Plano Clark and Nataliya V. Ivankova for writing an excellent text and for selecting the journal articles that appear on this site.