visión de conjunto:Críticas “[This text] provides an excellent starting point to engage in the field (and key debates) concerning mixed methods as practice and theory.” (Holly Thomas)“I love the perspective that this book takes. It embraces a broad view of the landscape of mixed methods research (MMR) and provides the reader with a ‘one-stop shop’ for operationalizing MMR. I believe it can serve as a ‘field guide’ to the broad and often confusing world of MMR.” (Theresa A. Beery)“I appreciate seeing that the author(s) provided up-to-date and the most cutting-edge references on mixed methods for the reader to seek out as needed.” (Daphne C. Watkins)“I loved the tables and textboxes. They were full of so much information and very useful to reflect on as one reads the narrative.” (Deborah Gioia)It is kind of refreshing to see this new theoretical perspective for MMR that goes beyond the acknowledgement that MMR fills a void in the field of methodology as following or being viewed only from the philosophical lens of pragmatism…Their content…represents yet another viable theoretical perspective beyond pragmatism (Arturo Olivárez Jr.) Reseña del editor This book addresses basic questions including: What is the mixed methods research process? How is mixed methods research defined? Why is it used? What designs are available? How does mixed methods research intersect with other research approaches? What is mixed methods research quality? How is mixed methods shaped by personal interpersonal and social contexts? By focusing on the topics perspectives and debates occurring in the field of mixed methods research the book helps students scholars and researchers identify understand and participate in these conversations to inform their own research practice. Biografía del autor Vicki L. Plano Clark Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Methodologies area of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Education. Her methodological scholarship aims to delineate useful designs for conducting mixed methods research examine procedural issues associated with achieving meaningful integration within these designs and consider larger questions about the personal interpersonal and social contexts for the adoption and use of mixed methods. She recently coauthored the book Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field (2016; SAGE) with Nataliya V. Ivankova and has coauthored several books with John W. Creswell including The Mixed Methods Reader (2008; SAGE) and Understanding Research: A Consumer’s Guide (2010 2015; Pearson Education). She is a founding coeditor of the Mixed Methods Research Series (SAGE Publishing). She also currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) and Program Chair for the Mixed Methods Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. In 2011 she co-led the development of Best Practices for Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences for the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Her teaching focuses on foundations of research methodologies and mixed methods research including a two-semester mixed methods sequence and special topics courses. She also engages in research and evaluation projects on a wide array of topics such as the management of cancer pain researchers’ development of visual displays the effectiveness of school reform initiatives the quality of communication between attorneys and their clients and the development of innovative curricular materials for undergraduate physics.Nataliya V. Ivankova (Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.P.H. University of Alabama at Birmingham) holds a dual appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration (School of Health Professions) and the Department of Acute Chronic and Continuing Care (School of Nursing) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her scholarly publications addressing empirical and methodological aspects of qualitative and mixed methods research and her authorship of two books (Mixed Methods Applications in Action Research: From Methods to Community Action 2015 Sage; and Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field 2016 Sage co-authored with Vicki Plano Clark). As an applied mixed methods methodologist working at the intersection of mixed methods qualitative community-based and translational research Nataliya teaches advanced level courses in mixed methods and qualitative research mentors doctoral students post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty and serves as a key personnel on funded projects across disciplines. She also directs a graduate certificate program in Applications of Mixed Methods Research. Nataliya is a founding Co-editor of the Mixed Methods Research Series (Sage) and serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and Qualitative Research Editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior. She also provided leadership to a Special Interest Group Mixed Methods Research Division D Measurements and Research Methodology section Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research with American Educational Research Association (AERA) and to the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA).