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The politics, fashions, and conventions of research methods.

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dc.contributor.author Bergman, Manfred Max
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-08T07:43:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-08T07:43:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Bergman, Manfred Max. 2011. The politics, fashions, and conventions of research methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(2):99-102. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1558-6901
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7774
dc.description.abstract The results of an empirical study of any set of phenomena, whether investigating structures, processes, or combinations thereof, are influenced by the theoretical framework as well as the research methods employed. This text examines the influence of research methods on how phenomena under investigation are conceptualized, defined, measured, and interpreted. It will be argued that qualitative, quantitative, and, by extension, mixed methods research influence how phenomena are studied, and how these methods are concurrently subject to politics, fashions, and conventions. Inconsistent and impoverished research may be the consequence, particularly for mixed methods research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights Sage 2011. “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Mixed Methods Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Mixed Methods Research, April 2011, 5(2):99-102. en_US
dc.subject Mixed method research en_US
dc.title The politics, fashions, and conventions of research methods. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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