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Chapter 2: Underlying Worldviews (Philosophies) for Mixing Methods


 
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1. Title Title of document Chapter 2: Underlying Worldviews (Philosophies) for Mixing Methods - Mixed Methods Research in Language Teaching and Learning
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country A. Riazi; Macquarie University;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) mixed-methods research; language teaching and learning; multiple research approaches; research methods; MMR
 
5. Subject Subject classification applied linguistics; language teaching and learning; research methods
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter builds on the discussion of theory and method in the first chapter to provide the rationale for using MMR in language teaching and learning as well as to provide a clear account of its principles and techniques. We argue that given the complex social and cognitive nature of language learning and teaching, MMR offers a way to overcome the limited focus of either approach and will discuss how it is possible to address more complex questions that can build on both perspectives using a systematic and principled way to create a new paradigm for research. The role of theory in research and the relationship between theorizing and MMR will be discussed. Our perspective is that Language Teaching and Learning researchers need to plan MMR studies in principled and creative ways so that the integration of methods occurs throughout the whole process of research and not just at one stage of data collection or analysis. The practicality of integrating quantitative and qualitative methods within a principled and creative MMR study is therefore the key focus of this chapter. Discussion of MMR techniques targets possible designs of MMR studies.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-May-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/27673
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.27673
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Mixed Methods Research in Language Teaching and Learning
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) world,
twentieth and twenty-first centuries
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd