Is mixed methods social inquiry a distinctive methodology?

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This article addresses the merits of and warrants for considering mixed methods social inquiry as a distinctive methodology. In each of four methodological domains-philosophy, methodology, practical guidelines, and sociopolitical commitments-the status of the mixed methods field is reviewed. Signal accomplishments are noted in each domain, as are important priorities for further development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-22
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Mixed Methods Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Methodology
  • Philosophy
  • Practical guidelines
  • Sociopolitical commitments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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