Describing and Illustrating Data Analysis in Mixed Research




Combs, Julie P.
Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.

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International Journal of Education


In this methodological paper, the authors propose a tool that brings together various quantitative and qualitative data analysis (i.e., mixed analysis) techniques into one meta-framework to assist mixed researchers (who use qualitative and quantitative approaches within the same study) in the data analysis phase of mixed research studies. A meta-framework for mixed analysis techniques is described, which incorporates 13 criteria that methodologists have used to create their mixed analysis typologies. In particular, a heuristic example is used with the aid of screenshots to illustrate how one can utilize several of these data analysis techniques to conduct mixed analyses.


Article originally published in Internation Journal of Education


mixed research, Mixed methods research, Quantitative research, Quantitative research, mixed analysis, Analysis screenshots


Combs, J. P., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2010). Describing and illustrating data analysis in mixed research. International Journal of Education, 2(2).