In this commentary, we offer a set of visual tools that can assist education researchers, especially those in the field of mathematics, in developing cohesiveness from a mixed methods perspective, commencing at a study’s research questions and literature review, through its data collection and analysis, and finally to its results. This expounds upon the ideas and methodological insights relating to research connections and structure presented by other scholars (e.g., Creswell, 2009; Heid & Blume, 2011; Mertens, 2010; Thanheiser, Ellis, & Herbel-Eisenmann, 2012). As faculty who work with graduate students in education, we have found that these visual tools help students elicit and maintain salient connections throughout the research process.
Murawska, Jaclyn M. and Walker, David A.
"Visual Tools for Eliciting Connections and Cohesiveness in Mixed Methods Research,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 29:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol29/iss3/5