"Mixed methods research is the type of research in which a researcher or team of researchers combines elements of qualitative and quantitative approaches (e.g., use of qualitative and quantitative viewpoints, data collection, analysis, inference techniques) for the purpose of breadth and depth of understanding and corroboration."
Before you select which design you want to use, make sure you consider the timeline of your study, and when you want your strands of qualitative and quantitative research to occur.
Mixed Methods Designs
Definition from: Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. A. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(2), 112-133.
Journal of Mixed Methods
When should I choose a mixed methods approach?
Academic: John W. Creswell Ph.D.
Published: 2011 | Publisher: SAGE Publications | Video Type: Interview | Duration: [00:06:21] Transcript provided.
What has given rise to the interest in mixed methods research today?
Academic: John W. Creswell Ph.D. Published: 2011 | Publisher: SAGE Publications | Video Type: Interview | Duration: [00:04:53] | Transcript Provided