Whatever happened to the third paradigm? Exploring mixed methods research designs in sport and exercise psychology

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Title: Whatever happened to the third paradigm? Exploring mixed methods research designs in sport and exercise psychology
Authors: Moran, Aidan P.
Matthews, James
Kirby, Kate
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4312
Date: 9-Nov-2011
Online since: 2013-05-13T14:46:21Z
Abstract: In the past, quantitative and qualitative approaches to research were portrayed as being incompatible, if not mutually exclusive. More recently, however, researchers have explored the possible complementarity of these approaches through mixed methods research (MMR) the so-called third research paradigm. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature and implications of mixed methods designs for research in sport and exercise psychology. Having sketched the nature and origins of MMR, we highlight some advantages it offers to researchers in sport and exercise psychology. After that, we conclude by identifying some barriers to progress in using mixed methods research in this latter field.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal: Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Start page: 362
End page: 369
Copyright (published version): 2011, Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Mixed methods researchQualitative researchThird paradigmSport and exercise psychologyQuantitative research
DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2011.607843
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISBN: 2159-676X (paper)
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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