Mixed Methods Projects: Dilemmas and Possible Solutions While Addressing Broad and Enduring Issues in Education
Invited Speaker: Greg Duncan
Presented at AERA
Abstract: Although there has been scholarly discussion of what mixed-methods research is or should be (Johnson and Onwuegbuzie, 2004), limited attention has been paid to the ways in which such methods can be thoughtfully and rigorously employed in projects that attack significant education issues, seek external funding, and strive for wide dissemination. A small group of senior scholars and funders was convened to discuss guidelines for mixed methods research. Members of this group detail findings, recommendations, exemplary studies, and ongoing concerns. Topics include key features; challenges and solutions; training programs; and vetting and evaluating articles and proposals. After presentations, the session will comprise extensive discussion among presenters, discussants (from two high profile funding agencies), and audience members.