Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
University of Cambridge | Cam · Faculty of Education

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This mixed methods research study explored how emergency remote teaching and learning, enacted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, impacted university students. We asked: What, if any, challenges did students face that hindered their ability to learn successfully online? In Spring 2021, a Qualtrics survey was emailed to 1,481 undergraduate...
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The purpose of this meta-methods study was to examine challenges experienced by students that hinder their ability successfully to learn online during the emergency remote teaching of a South African University that began in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, 4,419 students completed an online questionnaire. Analyses of the open...
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Objective With a positive safety culture, institutions offer the best quality and safe care to their patients. The objective of this study was to analyze patient safety culture from the perspective of the multidisciplinary team, to identify factors that influence patient safety culture, and to create/promote—jointly with the study participants—stra...
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With this editorial, we introduce the Black Lives Matter special issue (i.e., Volume 13, Issue 1) of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the United States and worldwide in response to the brutal killing of unarmed George Perry Floyd Jr. by police officer Derek Cha...
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In this article, motivated by the unjustified and brutal killing of George Floyd by police officers, I write an open letter to faculty members in general and to White faculty members in particular. In the first part of this letter, I recount some of my past traumatic experiences of institutionalised racism, which begun at an early age in England—ex...
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This editorial introduces the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches’ Issue 2 of Volume 13 and provides an overview of its main themes.
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The formal use of the technique of quantitizing has made, and continues to make, a valuable contribution to the mixed methods research field, inspired by the groundbreaking first edition of Miles and Huberman’s (1984) book that was published during the height of the so-called paradigm wars of the 1980s. However, unfortunately, until very recently,...
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The step of obtaining a sample(s) (i.e., sampling) in mixed methods-based research studies likely represents the least developed step in the research process, with only 21 Scopus-indexed works published on the topic to date. Consequently, the time is rife for mixed methods-based researchers to develop sampling designs that are more TREEful—that is,...
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The aims of this study were to validate an instrument that measured statistics anxiety and to examine how attitudes toward statistics predict statistics anxiety using the Attitudes Toward Statistics (ATS) Scale for a sample of 323 undergraduate social science majors enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States. A confirmatory factor a...
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Teaching quality is regarded as a vital component in educational reform efforts in many countries, however there is little contextualised understanding of what it means, particularly from the perspectives of teachers. This study involved 18 focus group discussions with five stakeholder groups. Findings highlight that each group associated a number...
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With this editorial, we introduce the latest issue (i.e., Volume 12, Issue 3) of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and provide an overview of its main themes.
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The purpose of this meta-methods study (i.e., involving the full[er] integration of multiple methods research approaches and mixed methods research approaches) was to examine challenges experienced by students at Stellenbosch University that hinder their ability successfully to learn online during the emergency remote teaching that began in April 2...
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On 18 March 2020, all South African universities and colleges were closed due to the COVID-19 virus. By early April, 10 universities announced that they were planning to resume teaching and learning online, including the University of the Witwatersrand (i.e., Wits University), Johannesburg, which is the joint highest ranked university in Africa. Th...
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The purpose of this editorial is to advocate for increased use of nonparametric statistics in mixed methods research studies, or more aptly labeled as mixed research to denote the fact that more than methods typically are mixed (e.g., philosophical assumptions and stances, research questions). First, we outline how the strengths of using nonparamet...
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Integration—or the meaningful bringing together of different data sets, sampling strategies, research designs, analytic procedures, inferences, or the like—is considered by many to be the hallmark characteristic of mixed methods research. Poetry, with its innate capacity for leveraging human creativity, and like arts-based research more generally,...
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With this editorial, we introduce the latest issue (i.e., Volume 12, Issue 2) of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and provide an overview of its main themes.
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In this editorial, we introduce the multimethod concept of thinking meta-generatively, which we define as directly integrating findings from the extant literature during the data collection, analysis, and interpretation phases of primary studies. We demonstrate that meta-generative thinking goes further than do other research synthesis techniques (...
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With this editorial, we introduce the latest issue (i.e., Volume 12, Issue 1) of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and provide an overview of its main themes.
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Mixed methods research represents an approach in which the investigator gathers and draws inferences using some combination of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. However, it is not only the use of quantitative and qualitative components in the same study. The defining characteristic of mixed methods research is the integration of qua...
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Previous research has shown knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes are essential factors during mathematics classroom instruction. The current study examined the effects of a 3-week fraction instructional unit using concrete models, problem-solving, and problem-posing to improve elementary preservice teachers’ knowledge, perceptions and attitudes to...
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Onwuegbuzie et al. (2015) documented that the degree of collaboration is higher for mixed researchers than for qualitative and quantitative researchers. This higher degree of collaboration brings additional challenges for lead researchers, who have to maximize mutual respect, communication, and coordination among team members. Thus, lead researcher...
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Onwuegbuzie and Hitchcock (2015) provided an initial framework for conceptualizing and conducting advanced-level mixed analysis approaches. In the present article, we build on these efforts by altering the framework to focus on crossover analyses, which might help analysts see the various component steps that can go into crossover analyses and inno...
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The analysis of data represents the most important and difficult step in the qualitative research process. Thus, recently, a few authors have written methodological works that contain discussion of an array of qualitative data analysis approaches. Yet, despite the call of Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2007) a decade ago for qualitative researchers to anal...
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This special issue takes up urgent questions about how we education scholars might think and do policy and methodology in what has come to be known as the post-truth era. The authors in this special issue grapple with questions about the roles and responsibilities of educational researchers in an era in which research and policy have lost their moo...
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The literature on mixed methods and multimethods has burgeoned over the last 20 years, and researchers from a growing number and diversity of fields have progressively embraced these approaches. However, rapid growth in any movement inevitably gives rise to gaps or shortcomings, such as “identity crises” or divergent conceptual views. Although some...
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By moving from broad definitions of policy, policy inquiry, and mixed methods to the paradigmatic and analytical choices involved in conducting mixed methods research, this chapter provides guidance to education policy scholars interested in mixed methods. Recent peer-reviewed mixed methods studies on complex education policy problems illustrate ho...
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Evidence has been provided about the importance of avoiding American Psychological Association (APA) errors in the abstract, body, reference list, and table sections of empirical research articles. Specifically, authors are significantly more likely to have their manuscripts rejected for publication if they fail to avoid APA violations—and, thus, d...
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Here is the link to this extensive collection of articles about mixed methods research: http://ijmra.org/inaugural-special-issue/
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Currently, there are three major research traditions: quantitative research, qualitative research, and mixed methods research. In the context of Western philosophy, the origins of these three traditions can be traced back to ancient times. Communication research also can be traced back to ancient times. Since 1960, the mixed methods research moveme...
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The purpose of this article is to emphasize the importance of sampling in all mixed methods research studies. Effective meaning making in mixed methods research studies is very much dependent on the quality of inferences that emerge, which, in turn, is dependent on the quality of the underlying sampling design. Further, these inferences are only of...
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Educational interventions are becoming increasingly more complex, far-reaching, and high-stakes. Thus, there is a need for an evaluation meta-framework that is comprehensive, flexible, and meets enhanced complexity. Therefore, we provide a new and comprehensive definition of impact evaluations—what we call a comprehensive impact evaluation—that dra...
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Surprisingly, scant information exists regarding the collaboration patterns of mixed methods researchers. Thus, the purpose of this mixed methods bibliometric study was to examine (a) the distribution of the number of co-authors in articles published in the flagship mixed methods research journal (i.e., Journal of Mixed Methods Research [JMMR]) as...
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Empirical evidence has been provided about the importance of avoiding American Psychological Association (APA) errors in the abstract, body, reference list, and table sections of empirical research articles. Specifically, authors are significantly more likely to have their manuscripts rejected for publication if they commit numerous APA violations—...
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Onwuegbuzie, Leech, and Collins (2012) demonstrated how the following 5 qualitative data analysis approaches can be used to analyze and to synthesize information extracted from a literature review: constant comparison analysis, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis, componential analysis, and theme analysis. In a similar vein, Onwuegbuzie and Frels (...
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In this manuscript, the authors discuss using paired depth interviews as a method of collecting qualitative data. Paired depth interviewing—also known as paired interviewing—is defined as one researcher interviewing two people together (Houssart & Evens, 2011) for the purposes of collecting information about how the pair perceives the same event or...
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Human subjects research generally requires the informed consent of participants. Investigators often conduct the informed consent process using printed documents and physical signatures, which can be logistically complex in large-scale educational studies. Although the medical community has begun routinely using electronic consent systems as part o...
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Several authors have written methodological works that provide an introductory- and/or intermediate-level guide to conducting mixed analyses. Although these works have been useful for beginning and emergent mixed researchers, with very few exceptions, works are lacking that describe and illustrate advanced-level mixed analysis approaches. Thus, the...
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In most qualitative research studies involving the creation of interview transcriptions, researchers seldom demonstrate much reflexivity about the transcription process, rarely making mention of transcription processes as part of their reporting of data collection and analysis procedures beyond a simple statement that audio- or videotaped data were...
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Recently, several authors have attempted to make the literature review process more transparent by providing a step-by-step guide to conducting literature reviews. However, although these works are very informative, none of them delineate how to display information extracted from literature reviews in a reader-friendly and visually appealing manner...
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Onwuegbuzie and Frels (2014) provided a step-by-step guide illustrating how discourse analysis can be used to analyze literature. However, more works of this type are needed to address the way that counselor researchers conduct literature reviews. Therefore, we present a typology for coding and analyzing information extracted for literature reviews...
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The purpose of this research study was to examine the effect of a multiple risky behaviors prevention program applied comprehensively throughout an entire school system involving universal, selective, and indicated levels of students at a local private high school during a 4-year period. The noncurriculum prevention program was created based upon t...
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Although focus group discussions (FGDs) represent a popular data collection tool for researchers, they contain an extremely serious flaw: FGD researchers have ultimate power over all decisions made at every stage of the research process—from the conceptualization of the research, to the planning of the research study, to the implementation of the r...
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Because of the mixed research-based nature of literature reviews, it is surprising, then, that insufficient information has been provided as to how reviewers can incorporate mixed research approaches into their literature reviews. Thus, in this article, we provide a mixed methods research approach—Q methodology—for analyzing information extracted f...
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The use of standardized examinations to inform high-stakes decisions is a process that is followed in many countries, and there is merit to understanding the impact that such testing has on any given society. For this reason, some researchers have studied the societal impact of testing to understand the social validity and consequences of assessmen...
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p>There is scant research on the topic of challenges and coping mechanisms necessary to the success of women doctoral students. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess qualitatively the experiences of 3 women doctoral students enrolled at a 4-year university in southeast Texas in an attempt to explore the challenges that evolve while they are...
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Purpose – The goals of a mentoring relationship are important to the development of mentees. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the specific needs of students and junior faculty in counseling programs. Design/methodology/approach – The authors used a psychological phenomenological research approach to understand the role and significance of...
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Following an initial analysis of research orientations of scholars who often identify themselves as members of qualitative and quantitative communities, this chapter examines the feasibility, desirability, and effectiveness of mixed methodology for asking and answering complex questions in peace research. Rooted in a mixed methodological orientatio...
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The non-completion of doctoral degrees has been a concern due to its economic, social, and personal consequences. In the current study, the researchers investigated perceived barriers of select doctoral students in completing their doctoral degrees by utilizing a fully mixed sequential mixed research design. The quantitative and qualitative data we...
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Although many studies have been conducted regarding (a) school violence in middle schools and (b) the size of schools, to date, no researcher appears to have examined the role that the size of the middle school plays in determining incidents of violence specifically fighting, assaults, and aggravated assaults. Thus, the purpose of this study was to...