“Effective integration doesn’t suddenly happen at the end of the project; it derives from a conversation that began as initial purposes and designs were being formulated, that then continued throughout the project” (p. 278). This quote illustrates the essential role of integration in mixed methods research and orients the reader to the practical approach advanced in the book for understanding the complex world from multiple viewpoints.
Why a Focus on Integration and Complex Mixed Methods Evaluation Designs?: Introducing this Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation
Responding to the Evaluation Capacity Needs of the Early Childhood Field: Insights from a Mixed Methods Community-based Participatory Design
For this special issue, our article provides an illustrative example of data integration in a complex mixed methods design. It advances three mixed insights about the evaluation capacity needs of the early childhood field generated by using a mixed methods community-based participatory research (MMCBPR) design. We integrated quantitative findings from an evaluation capacity needs assessment tool with qualitative themes from community consultations.