Toward a Conceptualization of Mixed Methods Phenomenological Research

Authors: Mayoh, J. and Onwuegbuzie, A.J.

Journal: Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 91-107

eISSN: 1558-6901

ISSN: 1558-6898

DOI: 10.1177/1558689813505358

Abstract:

Increasingly, researchers are recognizing the benefits of expanding research designs that are rooted in one tradition (i.e., monomethod design) into a design that incorporates or interfaces with the other tradition. The flexibility of phenomenologically driven methods provides one such example. Indeed, phenomenological research methods work extremely well as a component of mixed methods research approaches. However, to date, a mixed methods version of phenomenological research has not been formally conceptualized. Thus, the purpose of this article is twofold. First, we provide a philosophical justification for using what we call mixed methods phenomenological research (MMPR). Second, we provide examples of MMPR in practice to underline a number of potential models for MMPR that can practically be used in future research.

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Toward a Conceptualization of Mixed Methods Phenomenological Research

Authors: Mayoh, J. and Onwuegbuzie, A.

Journal: Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Abstract:

The most innovative use of mixed methods research (MMR) has been the expansion of research designs that are rooted in one tradition (i.e., monomethod design) into a design that incorporates or interfaces with the other tradition. Phenomenological research methods provide one such example. Indeed, phenomenological research methods work extremely well as a component MMR approaches. However, to date, a MM version of phenomenological research has not been formally conceptualized. Thus, the purpose of this article is two-fold. First, we provide a philosophical justification for using what we call mixed methods phenomenological research (MMPR). Second, we provide examples of MMPR in practice in order to underline a number of potential models for MMPR that can practically be utilized in future research.

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Preferred by: Joanne Mayoh