Publication Date: May 14, 2010
Series: NCRLL Collection
This book examines the use of mixed methods for conducting language and literacy research and defines how and why this approach is successful for solving problems and clarifying issues that researchers encounter. Using research findings, the authors explore how an intermingling of multiple methods expands the possibilities of observation and interpretation and, ultimately leading to a more robust validity and deeper understanding. Mixed methods approaches address the challenges of our contemporary language and literacy environment, with its increasing student diversity and technological advances.
This new volume in the NCRLL Collection:
Robert Calfee is professor of education emeritus at the School of Education, Stanford University. Melanie Sperling is professor of education at the University of California at Riverside.
“This book will never be far from my desk. Neophytes and elders alike will relish its even-handedness and come to think of it as one would a wise and trusted friend and advisor.”
—Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University