Mixed Method research is an approach that emanates from pragmatism paradigm. It does not subscribe to one approach but mixes quantitative and qualitative research methods. Mixed Method research is a systematic inquiry which mixes both qualitative and quantitative approaches simultaneously or sequentially in a single study or a series of studies in data collection, analysis and interpretation of findings.
There is a difference between mixed-method and multi-method research. Multi-method uses more that two designs from the same approach. This means using two or more quantitative designs or two or more qualitative designs. In this lesson, we are going to introduce mixed method research by discussing the definition, strengths and limitations.