Mixed and multiple methods

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Multimethod research is an attempt to combine research methods to address a particular research problem. It is a generic term that encompasses a wide range of research strategies: it may be deployed strategically; it may be used over the course of a research project; and it may breach the qualitative/quantitative divide or it may be practiced within each camp. Multi method research is widely practiced in human geography, although since the end of the 1990s there has been little direct debate on this approach to research among geographers. It is deployed in many different ways in human geography. Contemporary debates on mixed method research in the wider academy are pertinent to understanding its use, potential and actual, in human geography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography
EditorsAudrey Kobayashi
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780081022962
ISBN (Print)9780081022955
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • mixed methods
  • multimethod research
  • geography
  • methodology
  • method
  • qualitative methods
  • quantitative methods
  • research design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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