Mixed Method Design: Principles and Procedures

Routledge
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The use of mixed methods designs for conducting research has become a major trend in social science research. Renowned methodological experts Janice Morse and Linda Niehaus present a guide to intermediate and experienced researchers on the possibilities inherent in mixed method research. They offer the basic principles of conducting this kind of study, then examine a wide variety of design options available to the researcher, including their strengths and weaknesses and when to use them. Providing examples from a variety of disciplines, examining potential threats to validity, and showing the relationship between method and theory, the book will be a valuable addition to the methodologist’s library and a useful text in courses in research design.
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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Jul 8, 2016
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Pages
194
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ISBN
9781315424514
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Research & Methodology
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Highlights of this book:Thoroughly revised with three new chapters, a new research section, and a revised appendixContains key clinical applications, such as monitoring falls, predicting physiologically anticipated falls, and conducting a fall assessmentResearch section contains appendices on determining the level of fall risk, suggested methods for testing the Morse Fall Scale, and fall rates

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Delivers all information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course

By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this book serves as a vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensable for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the full complement of information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, the text supports the foundational skills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in depth the components of nursing theory and the types of theory used in nursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts and the development of critical thinking skills that are essential for nursing research.

This text contains information for developing concepts and middle-range theory, using a variety of qualitative research methods, broadening theoretical scope by linking middle-range theories, and moving knowledge toward certainty by use of evidence. It also illustrates the construction of frameworks for quantitative inquiry, exploring theory in mixed-method design and how theory develops knowledge. Each method includes a description of the methodological approach and examples of subsequent concept or theory development. The text includes several methods for the development of concepts, micro- and mid-range theories using qualitative research, and a discussion of the new trend of moving these qualitative theories toward practice-based evidence. Each section of the book contains practical examples and supplementary activities that encourage inquiry. An instructor’s manual is included for adopters of the text.

Key Features:

Teaches the significance of and foundations of perspective, concepts, qualitatively derived theory, quantitative frameworks, quantitative theoretical development, knowledge development from research, application, and evidenceFocuses on current nursing research and how it is used in practice todayDemonstrates the significant relationship between theory, research, knowledge development, evidence, and practice Promotes excellence in scholarship and researchIncludes an extensive instructor’s manual
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