What is it about?
A transformativist mixed-methods approach provides stronger research outcomes due to the integration of both qualitative and quantitative measures of research design, data collection, mixing paradigms to confront and resolve contradictory assumptions and philosophical stances, and constant movement between qualitative inductive and quantitative deductive logical reasoning to make meaning of complex social processes and adaptive challenges.
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Why is it important?
Events of 2020 as a result of the death of George Floyd and COVID-19 pandemic have brought to the forefront several of the issues that the United States in particular and the entire world have struggled with, including racial inequities and inequalities in healthcare delivery, the so-called systemic racism, and police brutality, among several other social injustice issues. As a result, several organizations, including corporations, educational institutions, and professional and academic societies, have released statements supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement, creating antiracism slogans and statements, and calling for a clear and transparent approach to institutionalizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. There has been an increasing level of scholarly discourse around these issues mentioned above. Still, it is fair to say that there is also a dearth of empirical studies of these issues.
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This page is a summary of: Transformativism: A paradigm whose time has come, Human Resource Development Quarterly, January 2021, Wiley,
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