WHAT IS MIXED
EXAMPLES OF MIXED
WHAT ARE THE
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SIGNIFICANCE OF MIXED
WHAT ARE THE CONS
the National Institutes of Health, mixed
methods strategically integrates or
combines rigorous quantitative and
qualitative research methods to draw
on the strengths of each.
NOUN AS A TECHNIQUE
ABOUT MIXED METHOD II
This refers to the ways in which qualitative and quantitative
research activities are brought together to achieve
The act of bringing together smaller components or
information stored in different subsystems into a
single functioning unit.
You can estimate the average number of accidents and determine which areas are
classified as high risk. From these conclusions, you can interview drivers in these
areas and analyze their responses in a qualitative framework.
Based on your qualitative data, you can give possible explanations for why accidents
happen in some sections and investigate specific causes.
You can begin by talking to drivers or handing out questionnaires to
discover hazardous road sections. This is followed by looking at the
number of accidents in these sections to compare the statistics with the
general drivers’ sentiments.
In a parallel approach, researchers collect both quantitativeand qualitativedata
simultaneously. The findings are analyzed separately, then their respective
conclusions are compared to give a general conclusion.
In the analysis of road safety, you can carry out
both quantitative and qualitative research as
Qualitative research – You can look at the driver’s comments and
issues raised on online platforms such as Twitter.
Quantitative research – You can analyze traffic police reports on
the frequency of accidents in various road sections.
The nested approach is also known as the embedded method.
In this design, both qualitativeand quantitativedata are collected concurrently.
However, one type of data takes precedence over the other.
In the quantitative test, you can investigate if the frequency of the drivers’
concerns about a particular road section corresponds with the frequency of
accidents in that section. You can include some qualitative questionnaires to
support your quantitative findings.
• It is useful in understandingtheinformationsystems
world which is both social and natural in nature to
present a full picture of the phenomenon.
therefore, contribute to the published literature.
• Providesa better and deeper understanding,by
providing a fuller picturethat can enhance description
and understandingof the phenomena.
Allows a more holisticview in studying
THE BEST OF
offerS A more flexibility when
and generalizable findings.
leads to more discoveries beyond
the initial research problem.
A shortage of skilled
personnel due to the
complex nature of the
analyzing data may
consume a lot of time
It can be difficult to
plan and apply one
method using the
results of another.
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Some research designs,
such as the parallel
design, may yield