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Mixed Methods in Social Science Research: An Introduction
Domain: A1 Knowledge base

TACE: A - Acquisition

Format: Workshop
Suitable for: All

This session will use a combination of input, activity and discussion to provide a tour of key issues in mixed methods research in the social sciences. Is mixed methods, as some claim, a superior ‘third paradigm’? Alternatively, does mixing methods ride roughshod over important differences in what particular methods offer? Why does ‘mixed methods’ have such a strong appeal, and to whom? The session will include details of recent studies, and how their design emerged to illustrate some of the advantages and questions thrown up when using mixed methods. Through attendance, you will gain:
* an awareness of different models and purposes of mixed methods designs in social research
* some appreciation of the practical and epistemological arguments for and against mixed methods designs
* a guide to useful methodological sources
* suggestions for how you discuss and justify your own methodological choices

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