Mixed methods resources

See below for:

Information about the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)

Notices regarding upcoming conferences and meetings of relevance to mixed methods researchers

Links to articles on mixed methods research (primarily focusing on integration of analyses) published by Pat Bazeley


Books on mixed methods research and analysis

Integrating analyses in mixed methods research (London: Sage, 2018)


This book goes beyond mixed methods research design and data collection to provide a pragmatic discussion of the challenges of effectively integrating data to facilitate a more comprehensive and rigorous level of analysis. Showcasing a range of strategies for integrating different sources and forms of data as well as different approaches in analysis, it will help you plan, conduct, and disseminate complex analyses with confidence.


For further information, and a preview, go to: https://uk.sagepub.com/books/book245733   


            Table of contents


1 Mixed Methods in Context

2 Planning for Analysis

3 Interpreting Data


4 Sequential Integration: Analysis Guiding Design and Further Analysis

5 Complementary Analysis of Varied Data Sources

6 Analysing Linked Data: Seeking Patterns and Contrasts

7 From Codes and Counts to Content Analysis and “Big Data”

8 Integration through Data Transformation 1: Qualitative Data to Statistical Variables

9 Integration through Data Transformation 2: Exploratory, Blended, and Narrative Approaches

10 Inherently Mixed, Hybrid Methods  

11 Exploring Dissonance and Divergence


12 From Integrative Analyses to Warranted Assertions and a Coherent, Negotiated Account


Bazeley addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by mixed methods researchers: the integration of data and interpretation of results that come from different data collection methods. She does so in a comprehensive and systematic way that is enhanced by the use of multiple examples that illustrate multiple mixed methods data analysis strategies. Bazeley also includes a diagram for each chapter that guides readers, making it easy to follow the detailed and thoughtful process provided in this important book. In addition, she demonstrates how integration can be accomplished using a variety of software packages, thus making this an excellent guide for the new and advanced mixed methods researcher. Researchers who want to maximize the data from a mixed methods study will find this an invaluable resource.

Donna M. Mertens

Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University

Further reviews

Bazeley is one of the pioneers of contemporary mixed methods, and writes with authority, clarity, and a wealth of examples that make her latest contribution both cutting-edge and accessible. Data integration is now recognised as the heart of the mixed method enterprise and Bazeley gives the field a definitive treatment of the many approaches, dimensions and issues in integrating mixed methods data for analytic insight. 

Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey


Pat Bazeley has provided a much-needed, in-depth and thorough treatment of integration in mixed methods as well as the epistemological and practical considerations involved. The combination of accessibility and rigour makes this a useful -- perhaps essential -- text for research students and seasoned mixed methods researchers alike.

Ariel Lindorff, University of Oxford


Patricia Bazeley has produced a much needed and awaited text which addresses the main issues and controversies around truly integrated mixed methods research. A common criticism of those claiming to be utilising mixed methods research designs is that there appears to be a lack of integration of the qualitative and quantitative data when analysing data and reporting that analysis. This very timely book speaks to a very wide discipline base from behavioural and social sciences, health, nursing and medicine, business and management fields. The book has value for those who are only just starting to contemplate utilising mixed methods research and also those wishing to hone their mixed methods research designs and data analysis techniques. 

Ros Cameron, Australian Institute of Business


Association for Mixed Methods researchers

The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) has been established with the aim of creating an international community to promote and support interdisciplinary mixed methods research. MMIRA seeks to engage with a broad set of approaches in the service of understanding complex social, behavioral, health, educational, and political concerns related to the human condition and natural world. Our vision includes bringing together diverse communities of scholars, students, practitioners, policymakers, citizens, and other stakeholders, with the goals of expanding knowledge and producing social betterment and social and global justice.

Members receive:

Membership fees have been modestly set at $50/year for a regular membership, $20 per year for students/emeritus/retired members, $5.00/year for students/professors/citizens in developing nations, and an institutional membership for $100/year.

To join the MMIRA, go to the http://MMIRA.org and complete the registration form.


Upcoming conferences

MMIRA International Conference 2018

Austria – University of Vienna, August 22-25. Contact: Judith.Schoonenboom@univie.ac.at (Secretary: johanna.fally@univie.ac.at)


Bazeley publications on mixed methods

Bazeley, P. (2018). Integrative analyses in mixed methods research. London: Sage.

Bazeley, P. (2018). “Mixed methods in my bones”: transcending the qualitative-quantitative divide. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 10(1).

Bazeley, P. (2017). A mixed methods way of thinking and doing: integration of diverse perspectives in practice. Aoyama Journal of International Studies, 4, 17-28. jairo.nii.ac.jp/0132/00041392/en (download)

Bazeley, P. (2016). Mixed or merged? Integration as the real challenge for mixed methods. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 11(3), 189-194. (submitted copy)

Bazeley, P. (2015). Mixed methods in management research: implications for the field. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 13(1), 27-36, available online at www.ejbrm.com.

Bazeley, P. (2015). Writing up multimethod and mixed methods research for diverse audiences, in S. N. Hesse-Biber & R. B. Johnson (Eds.), Oxford handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry (pp. 296-313). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bazeley, P. (2012). Integrative analysis strategies for mixed data sources. American Behavioral Scientist, 56(6), 814-828. (submitted copy)

Bazeley, P., & Kemp, L. (2012). Mosaics, triangles, and DNA: metaphors for integrated analysis in mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 6(1), 55-72 (submitted copy)

Bazeley, P. (2010). Computer assisted integration of mixed methods data sources and analyses. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.) Handbook of mixed methods research for the social and behavioral sciences, 2nd edition (pp. 431-467). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bazeley, P. (2009). Integrating analyses in mixed methods research [Editorial]. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(3), 203-207.

Bazeley, P. (2009). Mixed methods data analysis. In E. Halcomb & S. Andrew (Eds.), Mixed methods research for nursing and the health sciences (pp. 84-118). UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bazeley, P. (2008). Software tools and the development of multiple and mixed methods research [Epilogue], International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 2(1), 127-132.

Bazeley, P. (2008). Mixed methods in management research. In R. Thorpe & R. Holt (Eds.), The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research, London: Sage, 133-136. (working copy)

Bazeley, P. (2006). The contribution of computer software to integrating qualitative and quantitative data and analyses, Research in the Schools, 13(1), 64-74.  Available at:  http://www.msera.org/rits_131.htm Reprinted in in Vogt, W. P. (Ed., 2008). Selecting Research Methods (Vol. 4, pp. 1-16). London: Sage.

Bazeley, P. (2004). Issues in mixing qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. In R. Buber, J. Gadner, & L. Richards (Eds.), Applying qualitative methods to marketing management research. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 141-156. (working copy)

Bazeley, P. (2003). Computerized data analysis for mixed methods research. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 385-422.

Bazeley, P. (2003). Teaching mixed methods. Qualitative Research Journal, 3 (Special Issue), 117-126.  Available at : (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/aqr/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=38)

Bazeley, P. (1999). The bricoleur with a computer: Piecing together qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative Health Research, 9(2), 279-287. (submitted copy)

(Contact the author for enquiries about book chapters.)