Administering quantitative instruments with qualitative interviews: A mixed research approach

Rebecca K. Frels, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

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The authors demonstrate how collecting quantitative data via psychometrically sound quantitative instruments during the qualitative interview process enhances interpretations by helping researchers better contextualize qualitative findings, specifically through qualitative dominant crossover mixed analyses. They provide an example of this strategy, whereby a baseline was established using a quantitative scale and normative data to help interpret qualitative interviews, resulting in what they call a mixed methods interview. Philosophical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-194
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • crossover mixed analysis
  • mixed methods research
  • mixed research
  • qualitative dominant mixed analysis
  • qualitative interviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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