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Applications of Mixed Methods Research in Educational Studies Author: Yao-Ting Sung(Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University),Pei-Yu Pan(Research Center for Psychological and Educational Testing, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 55, No. 4
Date:December 2010


Mixed methods research is a newly developing discipline, having been widely applied in areas such as the social and medical sciences. Recently, mixed methods research has also caught the attention of educational researchers. Therefore, this article discusses mixed methods research in terms of the following aspects: (a) the meaning, history, and function of mixed methods research; (b) the shift and conflict of research paradigms, and the rise of pragmatism as the philosophical basis (concerning ontology, epistemology, and methodology) for mixed methods research; (c) the research design of mixed methods; (d) the rationale for and examples of utilizing mixed methods research in educational studies; and (e) the current limitations and future directions of mixed methods research.

Keywords:research methods, mixed methods, educational research, pragmatism

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APA FormatSung, Y.-T., & Pan, P.-Y. (2010). Applications of Mixed Methods Research in Educational Studies. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 55(4), 97-130. doi:10.3966/2073753X2010125504004