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Mixed methods research in investigations of volunteering

Paull, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-8613-2159 and Girardi, A. (2017) Mixed methods research in investigations of volunteering. Third Sector Review, 23 (1). pp. 183-207.


There has been increasing recognition over the last decade of the value of using mixed methods approaches to investigate complex social issues. In this paper we undertake a systematic literature review to explore the prevalence of mixed methods research approaches in volunteering research. We set out the underpinnings of mixed methods research. The review methodology, strategy and analysis processes are then presented, followed by the results and discussion. Limited studies were identified which applied mixed methods research. Possibilities for adopting these approaches in volunteering research are also canvassed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School Of Business and Governance
Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc
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