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Research Methodologies for the Creative Arts & Humanities: Mixed methodology

Mixed Methodology



“We would position mixed research between the extremes -Plato (quantitative research )and the Sophists (qualitative research), with mixed research attempting to respect fully the wisdom of both of these viewpoints while also seeking a workable middle solution from any (research) problems of interest. Today, the primary philosophy of mixed research is that of pragmatism. Mixed methods research is, generally speaking, an approach to knowledge (theory and practice) that attempts to consider multiple viewpoints, perspectives, positions, and standpoints (always including the standpoints of qualitative and quantitative research).”


See Johnson, et al: Toward a definition of mixed methods (2007)

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