Title

An Examination of Research Methods in Mathematics Education (1995-2005)

Department

Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Abstract

This mixed methods examination of 710 research articles in mathematics education published in six prominent educational journals during the period 1995-2005 finds that 50% of the studies used qualitative methods only, 21% used quantitative methods only, and 29% mixed qualitative and quantitative methods in various ways. Although the number of mixed methods articles show some variation year to year and journal to journal, there is no discernible trend in the aggregate across this time period for the collection of journals studied. Issues explored include defining research categories and subsequently categorizing studies, balance and dominance between quantitative and qualitative strands, and integration within conclusions.

Journal

Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Journal ISSN

1558-6898

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

26

Last Page

41

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1558689808325771