SOC 333 Week 5 DQ 1 Mixed Methods Procedures

SOC 333 Week 5 DQ 1 Mixed Methods Procedures

SOC 333 Week 5 DQ 1 Mixed Methods Procedures

Mixed Methods Procedures. Mixed methods approaches allow researchers to use the benefits of quantitative research with the benefits of qualitative research to find the broadest view of the issues involved in the research. Quantitative research is excellent in obtaining an overall view of the issues generally, and qualitative approaches can enhance this view by providing the detail of how individuals within these issues deal with them day to day. So quantitative can provide the scope and background and qualitative can provide the details and depth of the issue. However, applying mixed methods requires a process and this discussion will support you in understanding the unique application of mixed methods in research. In your initial post, address the following:


Discuss your perception of mixed methods approach and compare it to the types of mixed methods designs presented. Look back on your initial response to Week One’s discussion, “Selecting Research Approaches.” Based on the research topic you chose for that discussion, which mixed methods design would best accommodate your needs, and why?

How useful do you find the advanced mixed methods designs mentioned in Chapter 10? Justify your answer.


Chapter 10 gives six factors considered important when choosing mixed methods design. Organize these six factors by order of importance based on your research. Share your ranking and discuss the disparities observed


The Value of Research in Social Policy. While research can be interesting in regards to understanding social phenomena, it is also important that research results be used to positively impact positive outcomes in regards to the individuals involved, the societal problems considered, and the programs and policy related to these issues. This discussion presents a real world application of data and will help you understand the value of data on social policy outcomes.


Please watch Crime spotting: Joy of Stats (1/6) and in your initial post, address the following:


How does the City of San Francisco currently use its crime data?


How could the data be used by citizens to influence policy? Provide at least two community advocacy and societal change ideas. Explain them and how they would help citizens.


How could the data be used by the police service? Provide at least two forms of community outreach, policing policy, or program creation, and explain how they would help the police and the citizenry.


How could the data be used by social researchers? What does the data tell them about crime in San Francisco?


Are there wider applications for the data to support policy makers in San Francisco? Explain how.


How has this example changed your thoughts about the use of research and data to support policy? Can you provide another way research could be used to support policy creation or change?