Category: methods

Call for Abstracts for an edited volume on Analyzing Group Interactions

Aim of this edited volume

The objective of this book is to give a practical overview of different methods applicable to analyze group interactions. Each chapter will focus on a distinct qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodological approach.

Against this backdrop, we invite abstracts for chapters that address methodological approaches to analyze group interactions.  All chapters of the book will have the same structure and should not be longer than 5000 words, to provide the idea of a practical useful overview.

If you feel unsure about your submission, please get in touch with us to verify the suitability of your project.


Matthias Huber (University of Vienna),

Dominik E. Froehlich (University of Vienna),


Expected Date of Publication: End of 2019

Submission Deadline: End of February 2019

Submit your abstract (200-300 words) by 30.9.2018 here:




New co-authored publication: Combining Multiple Purposes of Mixing Within a Mixed Methods Research Design

A paper I have written with Judith Schoonenboom and Burke Johnson was published this week. It’s open access an you can find it here.


In the mixed methods literature over the past 25 years, purposes of mixing have typically been treated as characteristics of an overall mixed methods design. However, many purposes operate on a within-study basis rather than applying to the entire study. Furthermore, in perhaps the majority of studies, researchers rely on multiple purposes of mixing. For example, an explanatory-sequential design will often include more purposes than just “explanation.” Some purposes are identified at the beginning of the study, and other purposes emerge during the conduct of the study. We demonstrate how multiple purposes are identified and incorporated into a design by examining a published research study (Glewwe, Kremer, & Moulin, 2009). We emphasize that all mixed methods research (MMR) authors need to be explicit about the multiple “mixed methods purposes” operating in a research study. Following this recommendation will help MMR become more sophisticated about mixing and integration, and it will increase the transparency of our research.

Cite as

Schoonenboom, J., Johnson, R. B., & Froehlich, D. E. (2018). Combining Multiple Purposes of Mixing Within a Mixed Methods Research Design. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 10(1), 271–282.