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Developing the Methodology for an Applied, Interdisciplinary Research Project: Documenting the Journey Toward Philosophical Clarity

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Howes, L, Developing the Methodology for an Applied, Interdisciplinary Research Project: Documenting the Journey Toward Philosophical Clarity, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11, (4) pp. 450-468. ISSN 1558-6898 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1558689815622018

Abstract

Methodologists have urged researchers who use mixed methods to justify their methodological choices and provide greater clarity about the philosophical underpinnings and implications of their approaches. This article outlines the reasoning process undertaken in an endeavor to develop philosophical clarity for an applied, interdisciplinary, mixed methods research project about the communication of scientific evidence in the legal system. I used Greene’s domains of methodology for social inquiry as a framework for addressing reflexive questions about assumptions. Flowing from the domains of values and philosophies, the logic of inquiry was developed before the implications for the integration of findings and reporting of research were outlined. Early engagement in reflexive questioning provided a foundation for methodological refinement throughout the ongoing research journey.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:methodology, philosophical stance, mixed methods, justification, dialectical pluralism
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Howes, L (Dr Loene Howes)
ID Code:111812
Year Published:2017 (online first 2015)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-10-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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