This chapter reviews the challenges and advantages of writing a mixed method research (MMR) proposal. The argument put forward is that a mixed method approach overcomes the short comings of the commonly used qualitative and quantitative methods. A brief definition of a research proposal is followed by a discussion on the different interpretations of a mixed method and what makes mixed methods ideal in the proposal example that follows. A mixed method can be either one that utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods to different degrees or it can be regarded as a distinct method by itself. A mixed method is suitable where both different types of data can be collected, when the data adds value to what would be achieved using one approach and where cost also justifies it. A hypothetical case example where an application is being made to conduct an evaluation of an anti-truancy program is presented.
|Title of host publication||Social research methodology and new techniques in analysis, interpretation, and writing|
|Editors||M. Rezaul Islam|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS) Book Series|