Using Mixed Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735198
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918560 | DOI:

Series: Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods

Using Mixed Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

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This chapter combines qualitative and quantitative methods into what is called mixed methods research and presents information on this approach to policy research and program evaluation. We then use two examples of evaluations of aspects of the welfare reform law to apply our understanding of the strengths and limitations of this style of analysis.

Keywords: social policy; program evaluation; TANF; mixed methods; qualitative analysis; qualitative methods; policy analysis

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