Innovation In Mixed Methods Research

Autore: Cheryl N. Poth
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1526453738
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Explaining both why and how to use mixed methods for discovering solutions to complex research problems, this book gives readers the tools to adapt approaches to suit their own research conditions.

Innovation In Mixed Methods Research

Autore: Cheryl N. Poth
Editore: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781473906686
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Explaining both why and how to use mixed methods for discovering solutions to complex research problems, this guide gives readers the tools to adapt approaches to suit their own research conditions. Written in a warm, encouraging tone and packed with helpful diagrams and visual organizers, it provides an easy-to-follow map to the mixed methods process, covering everything from ‘what is mixed methods research?’ to framing, integrating, and describing a complexity-sensitive mixed methods approach. Features include: Key questions to navigate the important concepts of each chapter Practice alerts to provide practical tips on working in the field Chapter check-ins to assess development of key skills Further reading to expand and deepen knowledge of mixed methods practices An annotated glossary to get to grips with foundational terms and revise for exams Supported throughout by real-world examples and advice from the author and other mixed methods experts, this book helps readers succeed in their projects and think innovatively about the methods they use.

Innovation In Mixed Methods Research

Autore: Cheryl N. Poth
Editore: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781473906686
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Explaining both why and how to use mixed methods for discovering solutions to complex research problems, this guide gives readers the tools to adapt approaches to suit their own research conditions. Written in a warm, encouraging tone and packed with helpful diagrams and visual organizers, it provides an easy-to-follow map to the mixed methods process, covering everything from ‘what is mixed methods research?’ to framing, integrating, and describing a complexity-sensitive mixed methods approach. Features include: Key questions to navigate the important concepts of each chapter Practice alerts to provide practical tips on working in the field Chapter check-ins to assess development of key skills Further reading to expand and deepen knowledge of mixed methods practices An annotated glossary to get to grips with foundational terms and revise for exams Supported throughout by real-world examples and advice from the author and other mixed methods experts, this book helps readers succeed in their projects and think innovatively about the methods they use.

Mixed Methods Social Networks Research

Autore: Silvia Dom'nguez
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107027926
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This edited volume demonstrates the potential of mixed-methods designs for the research of social networks and the utilization of social networks for other research. Mixing methods applies to the combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative methods. In social network research, mixing methods also applies to the combination of structural and actor-oriented approaches. The volume provides readers with methodological concepts to guide mixed-method network studies with precise research designs and methods to investigate social networks of various sorts. Each chapter describes the research design used and discusses the strengths of the methods for that particular field and for specific outcomes.

The Sage Handbook Of Innovation In Social Research Methods

Autore: Malcolm Williams
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209636
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Social research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable. The Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars, provides a comprehensive, pitch-perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are: Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement Clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Causation; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Meta-Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; SEM; MLM; Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Respondent Driven Sampling Brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of research methods Demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research. The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.

Innovations In Digital Research Methods

Autore: Peter Halfpenny
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1473926947
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Vast amounts of digital data are now generated daily by people as they go about their lives, yet social researchers are struggling to exploit it. At the same time, the challenges faced by society in the 21st century are growing ever more complex, and demands research that is bigger in scale, more collaborative and multi-disciplinary than ever before. This cutting-edge volume provides an accessible introduction to innovative digital social research tools and methods that harness this ‘data deluge’ and successfully tackle key research challenges. Contributions from leading international researchers cover topics such as: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research Data management Social media and social network analysis Modeling and simulation Survey methods Visualizing social data Ethics and e-research The future of social research in the digital age This vibrant introduction to innovative digital research methods is essential reading for anyone conducting social research today.

Mixed Methods In Health Sciences Research

Autore: Leslie Curry
Editore: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483347141
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Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Research: A Practical Primer, by Leslie Curry and Marcella Nunez-Smith, presents key theories, concepts, and approaches in an accessible way. Packed with illustrations from the health sciences literature, this ready-to-use guidebook shows readers how to design, conduct, review, and use mixed methods research findings. Helpful checklists, figures, tables, templates, and much more give readers examples that will elevate the quality of their research, facilitate communication about their methods, and improve efficiency over the course of their projects. Real-world examples and insights from mixed methods researchers provide unique perspectives on every aspect of mixed methods research. This book successfully pulls together foundational mixed methods principles, synthesizes the knowledge base in the field, and translates it for a health science researcher audience. “The content is highly applicable to real life research teams in the areas of clinical research, health services research, and implementation science, providing sound content and practical advice. The authors have synthesized and pull key concepts from a variety of sources to provide a concise resource.” —Linda M. Herrick, South Dakota State University “Everything from the references, to the topics, checklists, conceptual graphic representations, and organizers, interviews, and resources, all contribute to the content and aid with understanding and/or application. … It addresses specific MM research as it pertains to health sciences in a way that other texts just do not even attempt.” —Denise L. Winsor, University of Memphis “[This text is] a very pragmatic approach to mixed methods research; excellent resources, tables, and figures [are] provided, along with cases and examples of value to researchers and grant reviewers. Its relevance to practice, education, and research, as well as to potential policy implications, is a strong focus that would make this a valued textbook for any researcher!” ? —Karen Devereaux Melillo, University of Massachusetts Lowell “The text is cutting edge. It leads the way with its focus on team dynamics. [The authors] succeed in making the book relevant and practical. They also articulate a number of key insights in the area of mixed methods that rarely get addressed, such as teams and conflict. Great read with a lot of good, practical information for mixed methods researchers at all levels. The practical approach of this text makes it an innovative and valuable resource.” —John G. Schumacher, University of Maryland

Handbook Of Democratic Innovation And Governance

Autore: Stephen Elstub
Editore: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786433869
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Democratic innovations are proliferating in politics, governance, policy, and public administration. These new processes of public participation are reimagining the relationship between citizens and institutions. This Handbook advances understanding of democratic innovations, in theory and practice, by critically reviewing their importance throughout the world. The overarching themes are a focus on citizens and their relationship to these innovations, and the resulting effects on political equality. The Handbook therefore offers a definitive overview of existing research on democratic innovations, while also setting the agenda for future research and practice.

Organizational Agility And Complex Enterprise System Innovations A Mixed Methods Study Of The Effects Of Enterprise Systems On Organizational Agility

Autore: Amol T. Kharabe
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Over the last two decades, firms have operated in increasingly accelerated 'high-velocity' dynamic markets, which require them to become agile. During the same time frame, firms have increasingly deployed complex enterprise systems - large-scale packaged software innovations that integrate and automate enterprise-wide organizational processes. While supporting efficiency, literature is divided on whether such innovations promote or hinder organizational agility. Relatively little is known about the effects of enterprise systems on organizational agility along the dimensions of organizational impact, organizational processes and organizational knowledge. These dimensions form the basis for the research in this dissertation: 1) What is the organizational impact of enterprise systems on agility i.e. do enterprise systems promote or hinder agility? 2) What are the organizational processes by which organizations reconcile with enterprise systems' changing business needs driven by organizational agility? 3) What are the effects of organizational knowledge and competencies on the impact of enterprise systems on organizational agility? To address these research questions the dissertation adopts a mixed methods approach. Part 1 proposes a theoretical framework based on innovation assimilation and dynamic capabilities and utilizes a quantitative approach to empirically validate the framework, by measuring the impact of enterprise systems on organizational agility, the effects of systems agility on organizational agility, as well as how systems agility influences enterprise systems' impact on organizational agility. Part 2 employs a qualitative approach to examine a) how organizations reconcile with enterprise systems' changing business needs driven by agility, as well as b) the outcomes of such reconciliation processes. Part 3 uses a quantitative approach to more deeply delve into the critical role of two organizational competencies - business competence in IT (BCIT) and IT competence in business (ITCB) - as antecedents to systems agility, as well as their moderating effect on the impact of enterprise systems on organizational agility. The findings validate a) higher assimilation levels of enterprise systems positively influence organizational agility; b) systems agility acts as a powerful and critical enabler by amplifying the positive impact of enterprise systems assimilation on organization agility, in addition to having a strong direct effect. The paradox of enterprise systems promoting as well as hindering organizational agility can be explained by not controlling for assimilation levels or levels of systems agility. The reconciliation processes between changing business needs and enterprise systems indicates that in addition to economic and competitive forces the system itself is paradoxically a driver of change. The resultant cross-boundary teaming processes between business and IT in response to the changes can be a source of complexity and systemic risk. Finally, systems agility fully mediates the positive influence of ITCB on organizational agility and partially mediates the positive influence of BCIT on organizational agility. In addition, ITCB has a negative moderating effect on the influence of enterprise systems' assimilation on organizational agility. In addition to supporting the view that organizations can achieve dexterity in both efficiency and agility through enterprise systems, the findings also promote an overall multi-level enterprise innovation view in which enterprise systems function as core system innovations which enable the rapid replication of local process innovations, resulting in increased overall organizational agility.

The Oxford Handbook Of Multimethod And Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

Autore: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199933634
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Offering a variety of innovative methods and tools, The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation on multi- and mixed-methods research available. Written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field, it enhances and disrupts traditional ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. Topics include an overview of theory, paradigms, and scientific inquiry; a guide to conducting a multi- and mixed-methods research study from start to finish; current uses of multi- and mixed-methods research across academic disciplines and research fields; the latest technologies and how they can be incorporated into study design; and a presentation of multiple perspectives on the key remaining debates. Each chapter in the volume is structured to include state-of-the-art research examples that cross a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary research settings. In addition, the Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and praxis. Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy makers will appreciate the exceptional, timely, and critical coverage in this Handbook, which deftly addresses the interdisciplinary and complex questions that a diverse set of research communities are facing today.

Qualitative And Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose

Autore: Michelle Salmona
Editore: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506397808
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Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose®: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences by Michelle Salmona, Eli Lieber, Dan Kaczynski provides both new and experienced researchers with a guided introduction to dealing with the methodological complexity of mixed methods and qualitative inquiry using Dedoose® software. The authors use their depth of experience designing and updating Dedoose® as well as their published research to give the reader practical strategies for using Dedoose® from a wide range of research studies. Case study contributions by outside researchers provide readers with rich examples of how to use Dedoose® in practical, applied social science and health settings.

How To Commercialise Research In Biotechnology

Autore: Oliver Uecke
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3834941344
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​Biotechnology is considered as a key technology of the 21st century with the potential to offer technological solutions for global health and resource-based problems. Oliver Uecke analyses how early stages of the innovation process in biotechnology can be effectively managed, with the aim to transfer an innovation from academia to industry. A mixed method approach is applied with a multiple case study approach to identify characteristics for effective management and with the method of discrete choice experiments/best-worst scaling to estimate the importance of these characteristics. This study adds to existing research by identifying a group of five important characteristics that should be considered in the early stages of the innovation process, compared to a group of four characteristics that are less important. The results have implications for policy, directors and the management of research institutes and universities, entrepreneurs, TTO manager and other stakeholders involved in technology transfer.

Handbook Of Qualitative Research Methods On Human Resource Management

Autore: Keith Townsend
Editore: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784711187
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This Handbook explores the opportunities and challenges of new technologies for innovating data collection and data analysis in the context of human resource management. Written by some of the world’s leading researchers in their field, it comprehensively explores modern qualitative research methods from good project design, to innovations in data sources and data collection methods and, finally, to best-practice in data analysis.

Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Autore: Hanadi Mubarak Al-Mubaraki
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319136836
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In this book, Hanadi Mubarak, Ali Husain and Michael promote the concept of innovation incubators from a business-management perspective. The book provides a comprehensive roadmap for the development of new economies based on technology, as well as value added in technology transfer, innovation development and an entrepreneurial climate. Many books on innovation and entrepreneurship take a theoretical approach, presenting a selection of examples that may not reflect reality. However, this compendium of innovation and entrepreneurship case studies is based on the practical experience of executives and managers regarding the undertaking of projects within their industry and company. It is this practical approach, emphasizing enterprise-wide projects as a consequence of the current economic reality that differentiates this book from conventional texts on innovation and entrepreneurship. This investigation uses successful international case studies based on models in developed and developing countries. It argues that innovation incubators must be adopted by Arab countries to support diversification of their economies, the commercialization of new technologies, job creation and foster an entrepreneurial climate. The book presents research and case studies, which provide new insights into practices for undertaking projects that both executive and project managers will find interesting and useful for the advancement of their enterprises, particularly in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.

A New Era In Focus Group Research

Autore: Rosaline S. Barbour
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137586141
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This volume provides a critical approach to using focus groups, examining how focus groups have been utilized to research a diverse set of research questions covering a broad spectrum of substantive fields. The collection acknowledges the tensions between different research traditions, disciplinary emphases, funding climates, cultural, political, and ethical contexts, and the ever-changing policy backdrop. Contributors to this book encourage researchers to question and surmount disciplinary and terminological labels and disputes in order to capitalize on the full potential of focus groups, to illuminate the complex collaborative processes involved in forming, debating, contesting, and revising opinions; making decisions; and forging identities. The four sections that comprise this collection address, respectively, using focus groups in novel contexts; employing focus groups in mixed methods research designs; innovations in generating focus group data; and new theoretical developments. A New Era in Focus Group Research will be of interest to students and scholars across disciplines as well as focus group practitioners outside of academia.

A Practical Introduction To Mixed Methods For Business And Management

Autore: Patricia Bazeley
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1526462923
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Mixed Methods Research for Business and Management guides students and researchers through how to use this methodology successfully in a research-based dissertation or project. The book introduces the concepts and debates associated with combining methods, and illustrates the many benefits, and hazards, of undertaking a mixed methods study. Example studies from across business and management disciplines bring the text to life throughout. The reader is taken step-by-step through the mixed methods process from developing a mixed methods study, through designing and conducting it, and finally, reporting on the results. Suitable for business and management students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research.

Passivhaus In The Uk

Autore: H. Lynch
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Qualitative Inquiry For Equity In Higher Education Methodological Innovations Implications And Interventions

Autore: Penny Pasque
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118385314
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Join the dialogue on the future of qualitative inquiry for equity in higher education. Beginning with the premise that equity is of paramount concern in the study of higher education, this text explores the promise and pitfalls of qualitative inquiry with respect to addressing issues of in/equity and fostering social change at micro, meso, and macro levels. Building upon contemporary qualitative higher education scholarship, the authors advance a critique of the reductive and generic conceptions of qualitative research that dominate the field and call upon scholars to examine the transformative potential embedded within critical qualitative inquiry. In addition to exploring the opportunities and tensions associated with engaging in critical qualitative inquiry, this monograph issues a call to action through intervention, describing strategies for challenging and resisting oppressive research norms that undermine the equity aims of higher education research. This is Volume 37 Issue 6 of the Jossey-Bass publication ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Research Methods In Interpreting

Autore: Sandra Hale
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 147252473X
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This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of two world-recognized scholars in spoken and signed language interpreting to cover the full scope of the discipline. It features questions, prompts and exercises throughout to highlight key concepts, provoke thought and encourage reader interaction. It deals fully with research in both conference and community interpreting, offering a variety of perspectives on both. Core areas such as reading and analyzing research literature, practical issues in research and producing research reports are all covered. This book is an indispensable tool for students and researchers of Interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.

Ecrm2013 Proceedings Of The 12th European Conference On Research Methods

Autore: Isabel Ramos
Editore: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 190950730X
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Complete proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2013 PRINT version Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.