Which of the following are challenges of the explanatory sequential design?
The emergent, dependent sampling for the qualitative strand
Lengthy two-phase design
Deciding which quantitative results to further explain
All of the above
The __________ study design is often seen in program evaluation.
Explanatory sequential design
When a researcher wants to be able examine relationships within a quantitative dataset, and then explain or explore the mechanisms underlying these relationships using qualitative methods, which design is most appropriate?
Exploratory sequential design
Convergent parallel design
In a transformative study design, participants often play an active, participatory role in the research.
Based on the notation system presented in Creswell and Plano Clark, how would a researcher indicate the priority given to a certain strand?
the plus symbol
The purpose of the embedded design is not to merge two different data sets collected to answer the same questions.
Which of the following is NOT a strength of the convergent parallel design?
It is efficient.
Each type of data can be collected and analyzed separately.
The ease of merging two different data sets in a meaningful way.
It makes intuitive sense.
A large sample in the first phase followed by a smaller sample in the second phase would be appropriate for an exploratory sequential design.
Which design’s main purpose is to obtain different but complementary data on the same topic?
Qualitative methods are given priority in the explanatory sequential mixed methods design.
Which method should be given priority within a transformative study design?
The transformative study design does not dictate whether to give priority to one method over the other.
What are the key questions to consider when choosing a mixed methods study design? [select all that apply]
What is the level of independence or interaction between quantitative and qualitative strands?
What is the least complex way to carry out the study?
What is the relative importance or weighting of the qualitative and quantitative strands?
What is the timing of each strand relative to the other?
Where and how will qualitative and quantitative strands be mixed?
Mixed methods designs can be fixed and/or emergent
A mixed methods study design that is mixed at various points prior to the interpretation stage defined as _________.
A researcher is interested in using qualitative methods to develop a conceptual model, and then needs to test that model using quantitative methods. What mixed methods design is most appropriate?
case study design
explanatory sequential design
exploratory sequential design
In the convergent parallel mixed methods design, which method is given priority?
The convergent parallel design mixes qualitative and quantitative strands at the stages of data collection and analysis.
Which study design has as one of its main purposes engaging participants and centering participant voices?
It is not important for researchers to explicitly identify their reason(s) for mixing methods
Which of the reasons below is NOT a valid reason to use an embedded design:
The researcher has little prior experience with the supplemental method
The researcher does not have adequate resources available to give priority to both methods
The researcher is comfortable having the study driven by a primarily qualitative or quantitative orientation.
The researcher wants both methods to be given equal priority.
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