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Published in Ecological and Environmental Anthropology Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Driscoll, Appiah-Yeboah, Salib, and Rupert. Used by permission. Online at http://eea.anthro.uga.edu/index.php/eea/index


This study assesses the utility of mixed methods designs that integrate qualitative and quantitative data through a transformative process. Two strategies for collecting qualitative and quantitative datasets are described, and processes by which they can be merged are presented in detail. Some of the benefits of mixed methods designs are summarized and the shortcomings and challenges inherent in quantitizing qualitative data in mixed methods research are delineated.