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



A Practical Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

(London: Sage, 2019)

This book introduces the concepts and debates associated with combining methods, and illustrates the many benefits and hazards of undertaking a mixed methods study. Examples from across business and management disciplines bring the text to life. The reader is taken step by step through the mixed methods process, from developing a study through designing and conducting it, to analysing and reporting on the results. Suitable for students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research project.

Preview at: https://uk.sagepub.com/books/book263149

Table of contents

1. Foundations

2. Developing a mixed methods study

3. Designing and conducting a mixed methods study

4. Analysing mixed methods data

5. Bringing it all together


Review by Emeritus Professor Ray Cooksey, University of New England Business School, Australia:

Pat Bazeley offers a concise and balanced, yet comprehensive, introduction to the mixed methods research journey from the developmental stages to writing up, laced with examples from the literature and from her own research. This guide will be gold for any social or behavioural researcher aspiring to expand their methodological repertoire. Invest in this book now – it will return that investment many times over!


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 $80/year for a regular membership, with reduced fees for students, retirees, etc., and those from developing nations.

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

Oceania regional chapter of MMIRA (MMIRA-O)

MMIRA-Oceania is a young Chapter of the Mixed Methods International Research Association for researchers coming from the Oceania and Pacific Nations. The objectives of the Chapter are to:

1.      Build a community of, and share expertise amongst, mixed methods researchers throughout the region;

2.      Support and build mixed methods research (MMR) capacity for researchers and research students throughout the Oceania region;

3.      Contribute to civil society through enhancing the mixed methods research skills of those working professionally in development and policy work, and in practice more generally; and

4.      Connect members to the wider global networks of mixed methods researchers.

Interested researchers wishing to become MMIRA-O members can click on https://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79z8sfDZQPfFpR4.

Further queries can be sent to Kylie Short at mmira.oceania@gmail.com


MMIRA-O March 2021 Newsletter


Upcoming conferences

Australasia & Pacific MMIRA Regional Conference 2021

Sydney, Australia, 8-10 December, 2021


Bazeley book chapters and journal articles on mixed methods


Bazeley, P. (in press). Using NVivo for mixed methods research. In A. Onwuegbuzie & R. B. Johnson (Eds.), Reviewer’s guide for mixed methods data analysis. New York, NY: Routledge.

Fofana, F., Bazeley, P., & Regnault, A. (2020). Applying a mixed methods design to test saturation for qualitative data in health outcomes research. PLoS ONE 15(6), e0234898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234898

Richards, D., Bazeley, P., Borglin, G., Craig, P., Emsley, R., … O’Cathain, A. (2019). Integrating quantitative and qualitative data and findings when undertaking randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open 9, e032081. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032081

Bazeley, P. (2019). Integrative analysis for mixed methods research. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J. W. Sakshaug, & R. A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. doi: 10.4135/9781526421036788352 http://methods.sagepub.com/foundations/integrative-analysis-for-mixed-methods-research

Bazeley, P. (2018). “Mixed methods in my bones”: transcending the qualitative-quantitative divide. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 10(1) 334-341. (Open access: http://ijmra.org/inaugural-special-issue/ - article #22)

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.)