Mixed methods research

author: Tony Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University
published: Aug. 7, 2009,   recorded: August 2009,   views: 7174

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This interactive course provides new and seasoned researchers with a framework in a step-by-step manner for using quantitative and qualitative research approaches within the same study. The instructor will provide many published examples and illustrate how to conduct mixed methods research using both statistical software such as SPSS and qualitative software such as QDA Miner. Participants will be able to understand the historical underpinnings of mixed methods research, define and explain mixed methods research in its current form, describe the major steps in the mixed methods research process, identify goals and objectives for mixed methods research studies, identify mixed methods techniques for conducting literature reviews, identify the rationale and purpose for mixing quantitative and qualitative approaches, design mixed methods research questions, describe the role of sampling in the mixed methods research process, compare and contrast several mixed methods research designs, describe several ways of collecting data in mixed methods research studies, conduct mixed methods data analyses, link research questions to mixed methods data analysis techniques, identify how to make quality meta-inferences, explain the major legitimation types in mixed methods research, and understand issues and standards involved in conducting, reporting, and publishing mixed methods research.

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Comment1 Cleophus Mugenyi, December 12, 2009 at 4:50 p.m.:

Please, is it possible to send me slides of this presentation. I need to follow up references; and notess in tables i could not easily read on the screen.

Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Comment2 Dr. beverly Rubik, December 24, 2009 at 12:05 a.m.:

Wonderful lecture! Dr. Onwuegbuzie, I plan to link to this lecture of yours in a course on research methodology that I am teaching at Union Inst. & University in Cincinnati, OH. I would love to be able to also link or view a copy of your Powerpoint presentation, too, since it is very hard to read in the video. I will respect your copyright. Would you kindly send it to me?

Comment3 Sandy Kimmel, January 16, 2010 at 9:48 p.m.:

Dr. Onwuegbuzie, I am a 2nd year PhD student, and your lecture was most helpful in expanding my understanding of mixed methods research. Like others, I would like to have access to your slides as well as links to articles that focus in the area of education. Also, please advise me of the title and publisher of your recent book. I will take care to respect your copyright. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and work in the field of mixed methods research.

Comment4 Trudy Greenway, May 4, 2010 at 11:06 p.m.:

Reminded me of VSU. Dr. Tony was always an excellent presenter and a great teacher. Thanks for all the background information which enabled me to complete my coursework and eventually my dissertation.

Comment5 Malathi Balakrishnan, May 10, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.:

Dr. Onwuegbuzie, I am a PhD student from Malaysia, and your lecture will be most helpful in expanding my understanding of mixed methods research. Like others, I would like to have access to your slides as well as links to articles that focus in the area of education. Also, please advise me of the title and publisher of your recent book. I will take care to respect your copyright. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with novice researcher like me.

Comment6 Päivi Vaahterikko-M., August 26, 2010 at 5:16 p.m.:

Dr. Onwuegbuzie,
I am Finnish Researcher-Teacher in Colombia, teaching research courses in English, undergraduate level, at the University. It is excellent to have the possibility to listen about this topic in the net. Your lecture is very interesting, helpful and with a clear, good content. I would also appreciate the slides as they are not so well seen. I hope your cough is not distrubing you anymore.
Päivi Vaahterikko-M., Ph.D.

Comment7 Bethelihem Gebre, September 6, 2010 at 2:35 p.m.:

Dr. Onwuegbuzie
really i have enjoyed your presentation. i am a 1st year PhD student. it will be very helpful if i have access to the slides and articles especially related with legitimation in mixed methods research.

Comment8 Justina Onwukwe, September 26, 2010 at 3:26 a.m.:

Dear Onwuegbuzie,

I was able to listen to your lecture this evening.Before today, I have cited some of your works on mixed methods. I am impressed by your strong believe on mixed methods. I think it is rewarding for researchers to be diversified than to be fixed on one area. Like everyone else, can I have access to you slides. I am currently pursuing my PH.D at the Capella University. I will be taking qualitative research course next quarter. Hope you feel better with your cough. Thanks

Comment9 Jason Taylor, November 24, 2010 at 9:31 p.m.:

You guys might want to check out www.Dedoose.com. It is a web-based mixed methods research application, and it Rocks. Free trial for a full month, Nothing to install, accessible from anywhere, collaborative and team oriented. Dedoose was designed by Drs. Tom Wiesner and Eli Lieber of UCLA's Center for Culture and Health, two of the pioneers of mixed methods research. Check it out!

Comment10 Sello, January 23, 2011 at 6:02 p.m.:

can please e-mail your mixed methods presentation

Comment11 Maria Hamilton, July 18, 2011 at 1:06 a.m.:

Your lecture is most enlightening. It is interesting that one of your rationales for mixed method research is to strike a balance within one research. However, people are usually concerned with the time consumption required for this method. What do suggest could lessen the time this method requires? Also, could you please email me your presentation? And, could the video be edited to reduce to coughing please? Thank you Dr. Onwuegbuzie.

Comment12 Mireilla Bikanga Ada, September 8, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.:

This lecture is very interesting.Could you please send me the slides? It would be very much appreciated. Thanks

Comment13 Holly Kelly, March 29, 2012 at 2:20 a.m.:

Hello Dr. Onwuegbuzie:

Thank you for making this lecture available on line. I really enjoyed the presentation. I am a 2nd year doctoral student who is considering applying m/m to the overarching research question (I still have some flushing out of the question to do). As some of the other comments indicate, it will be very helpful to have access to the slides.

Again, thank you for making this information available.


Holly Kelly

Comment14 Maureen E Kellly, April 24, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.:

Thank-you Dr. Onwuegbuzie for a really excellent lecture, which will go a long way to my defense of my choice of mixed research for my doctoral thesis.
Can I please have a copy of the slides. It is permissible to quote from them, with full reference to your online lecture?
Many thanks,

Comment15 I Vanderpuye, May 21, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.:

Thank-you Dr. Onwuegbuzie for a really wonderfullecture. I am a 3rd year doctoral student doing a mixed method research. Can I please have a copy of the slides articles especially the ones related to legitimation in mixed methods research as it will help me a lot.Thanks

Comment16 Weston, August 11, 2012 at 2:22 p.m.:

Thanks prof.
I would like to have a transcript of your lecture to help me understand this approach. I recently joined research world and would wish to apply this approach in my work

Comment17 Cora J Davis, September 26, 2012 at 8:23 a.m.:

Dr. Onwuegbuzie,
I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. I am a 4th year doctoral student. I am planning to use Mixed Methods in my research. Would you please send me a copy of your slides. It would be very helpful. Thanks for your consideration.


Comment18 Emeka Dumbili, February 26, 2013 at 1:36 a.m.:

Dr Onwuegbuzie,
Thank you very much for your lecture. I have been reading many of your work before I came across this video. It is very good. Please would you allow me to have the slides?

Comment19 Rebekka , April 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.:

Thank you so much for a very informative lecture. I am a Doctoral researcher at Reading University, using mixed method. I would be grateful if you could forward your slides to me please.

Comment20 Gaber, April 8, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.:

@Rebekka - check the download links next to the video

Comment21 tissa, November 25, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.:

I think I will be the only one to critique the lecture. First of all the videographer is absolutely horrible. If the video was made specifically to post online, then please fire that videographer. Not only that person has absolutely no clue how to use a camera, they also have no cue as what is more important - to look at the face of Dr.Onwuegbuzie or to loos at the slides with useful information, examples, and names of the references and authors. As much as I enjoy the face of Dr.Onwuegbuzie, when I am trying to listen to a lecture (especially a video lecture), I want to see the slides. Even when the slides are shown, there are fuzzy and you can't see anything at all. No wonder every person on here is asking for slides - they are simply not recognizable from this video!
Now, why couldn't someone give you water? You coughed the entire lecture. Yes we are all humans and we cough, but this could be easily preventable.
Yes you have an accent and I understand the time pressure, but knowing that you have an accent, you really should consider slowing down a little bit so others could understand you easier.
I found the first 15 minutes completely useless with no significant information at all. I think that time could be used for something more educational and useful.

Now the good things: I am glad there are PDF documents for download and read over. I am also glad about the very fact that such lecture is available because it definitely helps many students to strengthen their knowledge. Thank you for that.

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