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Tutorial 4B: Focus On: Using Mixed Methods

In some instances, using a single method of inquiry to answer your evaluation questions may result in incomplete or incorrect findings. The “mixed methods” approach, which is a combination of at least one qualitative and one quantitative data collection method, addresses this concern. In this webinar, Tom Chapel provides the rationale for such an approach and describes some of the choices and challenges evaluators face when using this now well-accepted evaluation methodology. The webinar includes several simple examples as well as a discussion of the importance of looking to the evaluation standards for guidance when choosing among data collection options.

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