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Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

New directions for evaluation ; 138, p.126 (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1028 .N4 NO.138

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10238631

Keywords:

Evaluation--Methodology, Mixed methods research

Abstract:

Contents: Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation / Donna M. Mertens, Sharlene Hess-Biber -- Pragmatism, evidence, and mixed methods evaluation / Jori N. Hall -- What does a transformative lens bring to credible evidence in mixed methods evaluations? / Donna M. Mertens -- Considering the evidence-and-credibility discussion in evaluation through the lens of dialectical pluralism / R. Burke Johnson, Tres Stefurak -- Thinking outside the randomized controlled trials experimental box : strategies for enhancing credibility / Sharlene Hesse-Biber -- The use of mixed methods in randomized control trials / Howard White -- The contribution of pluralistic qualitative approaches to mixed methods evaluations / Nollaig Frost, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas -- Establishing interpretive consistency when mixing approaches : role of sampling designs in evaluations / Kathleen M. T. Collins, Anthony J. Onweugbuzie -- Incorporating qualitative evidence in systematic reviews : strategies and challenges / Valerie J. Caracelli, Leslie J. Cooksy -- Reflections and ruminations / Jennifer C. Greene.; Summary: Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. Advances in understanding mixed methods are explored in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms with specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a results of the evaluation findings. -from back cover.

Publication Language:

eng