Using mixed methods in South African psychological research

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Mixed methods are becoming increasingly popular in social science research. There has recently been a groundswell of literature suggesting that mixed methods should be viewed as a unique form of social enquiry with its own set of philosophical, methodological and practice guidelines, as opposed to the simple combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in one study. In response to three critiques of South African psychological research, this paper argues that regardless of whether we agree that mixed methods is a unique form of social enquiry, the current literature offers useful insights into conceptualising both mixed and mono methods research. It is hoped that this article will stimulate further interest in mixed methods research in South African psychological research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-475
Number of pages13
JournalSouth African Journal of Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Mixed methods
  • Paradigms
  • Psychology
  • Research quality
  • Study design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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