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Why might a researcher choose mixed methods for a study? Find an article in a peer-reviewed journal that reports the results of an empirical research study conducted using mixed methods. Describe what the researcher(s) actually did that made it a mixed methods study. (Note: dissertations are not peer-reviewed journal articles, so don't use them.)

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Article review: Mixed Methods Application

Article: Transfiguration for Parent Involvement that work for the 21st Century
Author: Mary Johnson
Publisher: Parent-U-Turn, a grassroots organization in cooperation with ParentNet
URL: http://www.parentinvolvementmatters.org/articles/Parent-U-Turn.html
Full PDF Appendix: http://www.parentinvolvementmatters.org/system_files/library/62.pdf

Mixed methods allow a researcher to use both quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of giving a detailed exploration of a particular social phenomenon. The quantitative method allows for the measurement and exploration of variables involved in ...

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The solution is 512-word concise narrative that presents a sample article from a peer-reviewed journal as an example of a study that used mixed methods. What the researcher did in the study is discussed so as to explain the mixed methods application. This is done so as to show why researchers choose mixed methods for certain purposes and topics. The bibliographic details of the study is included as well as an online link to the article itself. The solution is also attached as a word file for easy download and printing.

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Assignment: Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a document containing selected sources accompanied by a respective annotation. Each annotation consists of a summary, analysis, and application for the purpose of conveying the relevance and value of the selected source. As such, annotations demonstrate a writer's critical thinking about and authority on the topic represented in the sources.

In preparation for your own future research, an annotated bibliography provides a background for understanding a portion of the existing literature on a particular topic. It is also a useful precursor for gathering sources in preparation for writing a subsequent literature review.

By Day 7
•Locate six articles on a research topic of your interest—two quantitative research articles, two qualitative research articles, and two mixed methods research articles—published in peer-reviewed journals.
•Prepare an annotated bibliography that includes the following: •A one-paragraph introduction that provides context for why you selected the research articles you did.
•A reference list entry in APA Style for each of the six articles that follows proper formatting. Follow each reference list entry with a three-paragraph annotation that includes: •A summary
•An analysis
•An application as illustrated in this example

•A one-paragraph conclusion that presents a synthesis of the six articles.

•Format your annotated bibliography in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. A separate References list page is not needed for this assignment.

Submit your Annotated Bibliography.

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