What is it about?

The field of mixed methods is advancing in its sophistication and ability to address complex issues. This article explores issues that will be salient for mixed methods researchers in the next five years.

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Why is it important?

The world is faced with many complex problems such as poverty, violence, and climate change. Mixed methods has a role to play in addressing these problems. This article addresses these issues from philosophical, methodological, and practical perspectives.


I enjoyed working with this team of innovative thinkers to examine those issues that are of concern to mixed methods researchers and that have potential to impact developments in the field. Considerable thought went into the development of the article and it reflects cutting edge ideas and challenges for the mixed methods community.

Dr Donna M M Mertens
Gallaudet University

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This page is a summary of: Expanding Thinking Through a Kaleidoscopic Look Into the Future, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, May 2016, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1558689816649719.
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