Because mixed methods is a new design, researchers need an introduction to the approach, guidance as to how to conduct the design, and information about the specific procedures involved. Anyway since it is the combination of quantitative and qualitative, the researcher needs to understand the difference about these two methodology, not simply claiming using Mixed Method to follow the trend. Mixed methods is a new approach, but I recognize that others may not see it as a recent approach. Researchers for many years have collected both quantitative and qualitative data in the same studies. However, to put both forms of data together as a distinct research design or methodology is new. Thus the idea of mixing the data, the specific types of research designs, the notation system, the terminology, the diagrams of procedures, and the challenges and issues in using different designs are collected from several articles to provide understanding about this issues. Enjoy!
The first article describes the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, then followed by what are the differences with the new comer called Mixed Method. The last one describes what is actually Mixed method together with the procedure and condition where to apply Mixed research Method.