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Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation / Donna M. Mertens, Sharlene Hesse-Biber, editors
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright San Francisco, CA WJossey-Bass, [2013]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  H62 .M49 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Evaluation -- Methodology
Mixed methods research
Physical Description 126 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note "Summer 2013"
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation / Donna M. Mertens, Sharlene Hess-Biber -- Pragmatism, evidence, and mixed methods evaluation / Jori N. Hall -- What does a transformative lens bring to credible evidence in mixed methods evaluations? / Donna M. Mertens -- Considering the evidence-and-credibility discussion in evaluation through the lens of dialectical pluralism / R. Burke Johnson, Tres Stefurak -- Thinking outside the randomized controlled trials experimental box: strategies for enhancing credibility / Sharlene Hesse-Biber -- The use of mixed methods in randomized control trials / Howard White -- The contribution of pluralistic qualitative approaches to mixed methods evaluations / Nollaig Frost, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas -- Establishing interpretive consistency when mixing approaches: role of sampling designs in evaluations / Kathleen M. T. Collins, Anthony J. Onweugbuzie -- Incorporating qualitative evidence in systematic reviews: strategies and challenges / Valerie J. Caracelli, Leslie J. Cooksy -- Reflections and ruminations / Jennifer C. Greene
Summary Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. Advances in understanding mixed methods are explored in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms with specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a results of the evaluation findings. -from back cover
Series New directions for evaluation ; 138
Alternate Author Mertens, Donna M
Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy

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