By definition, mixed-methods research designs

Question 1  

By definition, mixed-methods research designs

 

 

include both relationship questions and difference questions in the same study.

 

 

include both descriptive and inferential statistics in the analysis.

 

 

include both quantitative and qualitative data.

 

 

include a number of quantitative measures of student performance.

 

 

 

Question 2

 

 

Of the following, which best illustrates an example of a mixed-methods study?

 

 

Jenka conducts interviews and observations in her study of transitional students.

 

 

Vanda conducts observations and supplements her findings with class grades.

 

 

Micky looks at percentages of successful transitions from the district and class grades.

 

 

Svec interviews both parents and their children regarding transition.

 

 

 

Question 3

 

A study that relies primarily on quantitative data and uses qualitative data to follow up is considered an example of which approach to mixed methods design?

 

 

Multiphase iterative

 

 

Embedded

 

 

Exploratory

 

 

Explanatory

 

 

Question 4

 

Dorothy has been collecting both quantitative and qualitative data in parallel. She wanted to ensure triangulation with the hope that analyses of both data sets lead to similar conclusions about the phenomenon under investigation. Which design has Dorothy employed?

 

 

Convergent

 

 

Embedded

 

 

Multiphase iterative

 

 

Explanatory

 

 

Question 5

 

Rodrigo wanted to investigate students’ feeling about reading for pleasure. First, he interviewed students and then he used insights from the interviews to construct a survey to collect quantitative data. Which design has Rodrigo employed?

 

 

Convergent

 

 

Embedded

 

 

Exploratory

 

 

Explanatory

 

Question 6

Sharon wanted to investigate student perceptions of homework. First, she distributed a survey to students and their parents and collected quantitative data. Second, she interviewed a few participants to gain insights on their survey responses. Which design has Sharon employed?

 

 

Convergent

 

 

Embedded

 

 

Exploratory

 

 

Explanatory

 

 

 

Question 7  

Tacita is interested in how teachers’ classroom management practices change over time. She conducts observations of 8 teachers’ classrooms over the course of five years. She interviews the teachers and follows up with counts of referral data, disciplinary notes in children’s files, and number of notes home per teacher per year. This study can be described as a:

 

 

QUAN-QUAL study

 

 

QUAN-qual study

 

 

QUAL-quan study

 

 

Quantitative study

 

 

Question 8

 

The QUAN-qual model of mixed methods design is also known as

 

 

triangulation.

 

 

interpretation.

 

 

exploratory.

 

 

explanatory.

 

 

 

Question 9

 

Mixed-methods research that has more than one phase usually employs which type of sampling method?

 

 

stratified random

 

 

purposive

 

 

probability

 

 

systematic

 

 

Question 10  

Mixed-methods researchers should ask themselves, “Are the quantitative and qualitative data equally relevant to the same or related topics and research question(s)?” This question is most useful to help the researcher evaluate:

 

 

the validity of the study.

 

 

the purpose of the study.

 

 

the type of analysis to be used in the study.

 

 

the conclusions drawn as a result of the study.

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