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Toward a Pragmatic Framework for Mixed-Methods Research in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Description: The divide between qualitative and quantitative research limits our ability to reach a cohesive understanding of crime and criminal justice in the 21st century. Mixed-methods research, which combines qualitative and quantitative methods in a single study, can circumvent this impasse. This paper outlines an easily accessible framework for conducting mixedmethods research. Different mixed-methods designs and the unique advantages of each are presented. The paper also provides a guide on how to carry out mixed-methods studies that involves using thematic analysis as the qualitative component of the research. Examples are provided from our own research which illustrates the techniques and advantages of this approach.

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Trahan, A., & Stewart, D.M. (2013). Toward a Pragmatic Framework for Mixed-Methods Research in Criminal Justice and Criminology [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 9(1), 59-74.

Keywords: mixed-methods, thematic analysis

Date: May 13, 2013 | File Size: 303.43 Kb | Downloads: 2836

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