Mixed methods - theory and practice. Sequential, explanatory approach

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There appears to be a paucity of research undertaken in emotional intelligence in higher education suggesting a gap in which research can be undertaken that can provide new insight and add together with knowledge and understanding. This article discusses a study using sequential, explanatory, mixed methodology, which was undertaken on a sample of 533 academics (those employed by a university full time, part time, and hourly and who may be lecturers, tutors, instructors, researchers). The reason for collecting sequential quantitative and qualitative data into one study brings together two types of information providing greater understanding and insight into the research topics that may not have been obtained analysing and evaluating data separately. The findings from interviews helps explain the findings from quantitative data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2017


  • Phil Bowen
  • mixed methodology
  • sequential
  • explanatory


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