12.1. Mixed Method Designs

Polit and Beck (2020), outline specific mixed measure designs and indicate that “having a name for a design is far less important than having a solid rationale for structuring a study a certain way” (page 587). Four designs are indicated:

  1. Convergent Design
  2. Explanatory Sequential Design
  3. Exploratory Sequential Design
  4. Other Mixed Method Design

Address the following;

  1. Select two methods listed, comparing and contrasting any similarities or differences and/or advantages and disadvantages between the two methods presented.
  2. Which mixed methods study would you consider for your SPP project and why?
  3. Suggest additional tools that might be appropriate for data measurement.