Inductive/deductive hybrid thematic analysis in mixed methods research

Proudfoot, K. (2023) Inductive/deductive hybrid thematic analysis in mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 17(3), pp. 308-326. (doi: 10.1177/15586898221126816)

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Inductive/deductive hybrid thematic analysis offers significant opportunities for researchers, but its application within integrative mixed methods research has yet to be fully explored. Firstly, this article contributes by demonstrating the compatibility of inductive/deductive hybrid thematic analysis with quantitative work in a mixed methods approach to research. Secondly, the article then innovates by highlighting the value of this approach within a critical realist meta-theoretical perspective. Here, the critical realist concepts of abduction and retroduction are crucial, both in terms of facilitating the convergence of methods and in the generation of new theory. This article will be of relevance to researchers interested in integrating inductive/deductive hybrid thematic analysis with quantitative methods within a coherent and enabling philosophical paradigm.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Proudfoot, Dr Kevin
Authors: Proudfoot, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Journal Name:Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1558-6901
Published Online:20 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author
First Published:First published in Journal of Mixed Methods Research 17(3):308-326
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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