Integrating qualitative methods in a predominantly quantitative evaluation: A case study and some reflections

Melvin M. Mark, Irwin Feller, Scott B. Button

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Abstract

A review of qualitative methods used in a predominantly quantitative evaluation indicated a variety of roles for such a mixing of methods, including framing initial questions and method choices, revising evaluation questions during the inquiry, assessing the validity of measures, assessing adaptations in program implementation, and gauging the proper degree of uncertainty and generalizability of one's conclusions. These functions are considered in light of the stances on mixing paradigms that Greene and Caracelli describe in Chapter One.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalNew Directions for Evaluation
Volume1997
Issue number74
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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