Improving the quality of mixed research reports in the field of human resource development and beyond: A call for rigor as an ethical practice

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État de publication: Publiée (2014 )

Nom de la revue: Human Resource Development Quarterly

Volume: 25

Intervalle de pages: 273-299


Résumé: Since 2000, only 13% of the total number of empirical research articles (n = 230) published in Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ) have represented mixed research studies. Plausible explanations for why the HRDQ prevalence rate is not more than 13% include the possibility that a high proportion of mixed research studies that are being submitted to HDRQ are not of sufficient quality to be accepted. Thus, in this editorial, we provide evidence‐based guidelines for conducting and reporting mixed research that are framed around Collins, Onwuegbuzie, and Sutton's (2006) 13‐step model of the mixed research process. Further, we divide our reporting standards into four general areas—research formulation, research planning, research implementation, and research dissemination—that we itemize via a taxonomy that contains more than 60 elements.

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