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RIA # 2: Dr. John Creswell on Mixed Methods


John Creswell

Dr. John Creswell

On this episode of the “Research in Action” podcast, Katie is joined by Dr. John Creswell, currently the co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor of family medicine.  Previously, John was a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he taught and researched for 37 years. John has authored numerous articles and books on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, and general research design. For several years, he served as a co-director at the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the University of Nebraska. He is also the founding co-editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Recently he served as a co-leader of a national working group developing guidelines for mixed methods research for NIH.

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Segment 1: The current state of mixed methods [00:00-8:53]

In this first segment, John defines mixed methods and talks about how mixed methods have become more popular over time.

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Segment 2: Tips for researchers just starting out [8:54-14:34]

In segment two, John talks about how he counsels beginning researchers through his teaching and workshops.

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Segment 3: Writing about research methods [14:35-28:02]

In segment three, John shares how he started writing about research methods and how he juggles updating his books that are now in multiple editions.

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Bonus Clip # 1 [00:00-2:30]: International Approaches to Mixed Methods and the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)

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Bonus Clip # 2 [00:00-2:49]: Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences

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