“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. The author, Pat Bazeley, defines integration as “the extent that different data elements and / or varied strategies for analysis of those elements are combined in such a way as to become interdependent (a two-way process) in reaching a common theoretical or research goal” (p. 10).

Integrating Analyses in Mixed Methods Research is organized into three parts, containing a total of twelve chapters, and provides insights into the meaning of integration, strategies for integration, and suggestions for maximizing analyses.