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Author Matthews, Kristin, author

Title Using mixed-methods analysis to study political self-efficacy / Kristin Matthews
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary This case study presents an overview and assessment of using mixed methodology to study political self-efficacy in a higher education setting. Specifically, it provides justification for utilizing the sequential explanatory method to study the topic whereby an initial quantitative phase is followed by a qualitative phase that helps explain quantitative findings and produce deeper understanding of the phenomenon. This case describes the research design and contingencies specific to this case study. Challenges throughout the process are detailed for the purpose of informing student researchers of possible roadblocks and important considerations before and throughout research. While mixed methodology can be a great way to thoroughly examine a topic or phenomenon, it can also present difficulties related to time and data management and analysis as noted in this case study. However, mixed-method approaches hold the potential to unlock findings and possibilities untouched by single-pronged methods of research. Thus, research practicalities and important lessons learned are highlights of this case study
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject College students -- Psychology -- Research -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Research -- Case studies.
Self-efficacy -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526462788
9781526462787 (ebook)