L’importanza dei mixed methods nella ricerca valutativa, le ragioni di un numero monografico

Journal title RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione
Author/s Alessandra Decataldo, Brunella Fiore, Noemi Novello
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/76 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 5-18 File size 279 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIV2020-076001
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The paper aims to introduce the reflection upon the Mixed Methods (MM) approach and evaluation research that will be attained in the fol-lowing contributions. It is by now largely recognised how rarely a single evaluation strate-gy can fully capture the entire complexity of social phenomena hap-pening in the "real" world. Nowadays, many recognise that combining different strategies and techniques within one evaluative process is more efficient than using conventional evaluation approaches with a single research strategy. This article recomposes the development of a need for a MM ap-proach in Italy. Moreover, other papers in this special issue are briefly presented by identifying a common thread, represented by the reflec-tion suggested in the paper by Jennifer Greene.

Keywords: Empirical social research, evaluative research, Mixed Methods Research, theory, research practices, operational experiences

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Alessandra Decataldo, Brunella Fiore, Noemi Novello, L’importanza dei mixed methods nella ricerca valutativa, le ragioni di un numero monografico in "RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione" 76/2020, pp 5-18, DOI: 10.3280/RIV2020-076001