Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences, NIH report, Creswell, et al.

Writing Qualitative Research Proposals,” Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN

Designing Qualitative Research Projects, Susan S. Sibley

NSF’s Report on a Workshop for Scientific Foundations of Qualitative ResearchLearning from Attempts to Improve Schooling:  The Contribution of Methodological Diversity, Stephen W. Raudenbush

Mixed Methods Research Bibliography, William T. Grant Foundation
Publications with Advice on Mixed Method Research

Axinn, William G. and Lisa D. Pearce. 2006.  Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies. New York, NY: Cambridge Press.

Casebeer, Ann L. and Marja J. Verhoef. 1997. “Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods: Considering the Possibilities for Enhancing the Study of Chronic Diseases.” Chronic Diseases in Canada 18(3).

Creswell, John W. 2009. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Creswell, John W. and Vicki Plano Clark. 2007. Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Feldman, Martha S., Jeannine Bell, and Michele Tracy Berger. 2003. Gaining Access: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press. (Excellent insights about the often unspoken challenges of the entry and exit to fieldwork)

Greene, Jennifer C. and Caracelli, Valerie J. (eds.). 1997. Advances in mixed-method evaluation: The challenges and benefits of integrating diverse paradigms.  New Directions for Program Evaluation, No. 74, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Johnson, R. B. and Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed methods research: A research paradigm whose time has come. Educational Researcher, 33, 7, 14-26.

Matthews, S.A. , J. Detwiler and L.M. Burton (2005). “Geoethnography: Coupling Geographic Information Analysis Techniques with Ethnography Methods in Urban Research.” Cartographica 40(4):75-90.

Morgan, David L. 2007. “Paradigms Lost and Pragmatism Regained: Methodological Implications of Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods,” Journal of Mixed Methods Research 1(1):48-76.

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. and Nancy L. Leech. 2005. “Taking the “Q” out of Research: Teaching Research Methodology Courses without the Divide between Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigms.” Quality & Quantity 29:267-296.

Sieber, Sam D. 1973. “The Integration of Fieldwork and Survey Methods.” American Journal of Sociology 78(6):1335-1359.

Schutz, P. A., Chambless, C. B., and DeCuir J. T. (2004). Multimethods research. In K. B. deMarrais and S. D. Lapan (Eds.), Research methods in the social sciences: Frameworks for knowing and doing, (pp 267-281) Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Tashakkori, Abbas and Charles Teddlie (eds.). 2003.  Handbook of Mixed Methods in the Social and Behavioral Research.  Thousand, CA: Sage.  (A great mixture of advice from researchers in a variety of fields)

Tashakkori, Abbas and Charles Teddlie. 1998. Mixed Methodology: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. New York: Sage.

Teddlie, Charles and Abbas Tashakkori. 2009. Foundations of Mixed Methods Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Weisner, Thomas S. (Ed.). 2004. Discovering Successful Pathways in Children’s Development: Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Journals Discussing and Showcasing Mixed Method Research

Quality and Quantity


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Research Projects Combining Multiple Methods


Population and Ecology Research Laboratory

Chitwan, Nepal


National Study of Youth and Religion


Three City Study Ethnography Component


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Publications Incorporating Findings from Multiple Methods




Blumstein, P. and P. Schwartz. 1983. American Couples. New York: Simon & Schuster.


Edgell, Penny. 2005. Religion and Family in a Changing Society. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


Lipset, Seymour Martin, Martin A. Trow, and James S. Coleman. 1956. Union Democracy. Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press.


Smith, Christian. 1998. American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.


Smith, Christian and Melinda Lundquist Denton. 2005. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Oxford University Press.





Giordano, Peggy, Monica A. Longmore, and Wendy D. Manning.  2006. “Gender and the Meaning(s) of Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Focus on Boys.” American Sociological Review 71:260-287.


Hossler, D. and N. Vesper. 1993. “An Exploratory Study of the Factors Associated with Parental Saving for Postsecondary Education.” Journal of Higher Education 64(2):140-165.


Schillaci MA, Waitzkin H, Carson EA, et al. Immunization coverage and Medicaid managed care in New Mexico: a multimethod assessment. Ann Fam Med. 2004;2:13–21.


Articles where the main focus is survey data


Barber, Jennifer S., Lisa D. Pearce, Indra Chaudhury, and Susan Gurung.  2002.  “Voluntary Associations and Fertility Limitation.”  Social Forces 80(4):1369-1401.


Benson, Rodney and Abigail C. Saguy. 2005. “Constructing Social Problems in an Age of Globalization: A French-American Comparison.” American Sociological Review 70(2):233-259.


Uzzi, Brian and Ryon Lancaster. 2004. Embeddedness and Price Formation in the Corporate Law Market.” American Sociological Review 69(3):319-344.


Articles where the main focus is unstructured interview/observation data


Cherlin, Andrew J., Linda M. Burton, Tera R. Hurt, and Diane M. Purvin. 2004. “The Influence of physical and Sexual Abuse on Marriage and Cohabitation.”  American Sociological Review 69(6):768-789.


Edgell, Penny, Joseph Gerteis, and Douglas Hartmann. Forthcoming. “Atheists as ‘Other’: Moral Boundaries and Cultural Membership in American Society. “American Sociological Review.


Edin, Kathryn and Laura Lein.  1996.  “Work, Welfare, and Single Mothers’ Economic Survival Strategies.”  American Sociological Review 61:253-266.


Martin, Karin A.  1998.  “Becoming a Gendered Body: Practices of Preschools.”  American Sociological Review 63(4):494-511.


Smith Sandra S. and Mignon R. Moore.  2000.  “Intraracial diversity and relations among African-Americans: Closeness among black students at a predominantly white university.”  American Journal of Sociology 106(1):1-39.