This will be a discussion post for my doctoral mixed methods research class. You must support your response with peer-reviewed articles, but can also cite any of the provided resources. For this particular assignment, using Tashakkori, A., Johnson, R.B., & Teddlie, C. (2020). Foundations of mixed methods research: Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed.) Sage. (ISBN: 9781506350301)
Ch. 6, and all other provided resources, respond to the following topic:
Sample size in mixed methods research is still somewhat unclear, despite the different strategies described in your readings for this module. Review the methods section of this article:
Scott, C. & Sutton, R. (2009). Emotions and change during professional development for teachers: A mixed methods study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(2), 151-171.
Reflect on the research questions posed by the researchers. Do you believe that the sample was adequate to address the topic?
Also, discuss the representativeness/saturation trade-off and how it relates to sample size in mixed methods research.
Textbooks, blogs, magazine or internet articles, book chapters, or special reports, do not count toward the peer-reviewed minimum. Connections to the peer reviewed references should be used throughout your writing with in-text citations and matching reference citations.
For your reference, I am a healthy, white 34-year old female from Kentucky. I am extremely active and spend a lot of time working out and eating healthy food. Also, I am a college professor in the Exercise Science department and own an online fitness and nutrition coaching business. My dissertation topic is the effect of daily vs. weekly check-ins for adherence in an online fitness & nutrition coaching program ). Please refer to this link for further explanation regarding my dissertation topic (https://docs.google.com/document/d/15iP494heIzm9H7gTWdo_Gs7Y3QErlDBWicy7Zdl51n0/edit)
I have attached the recommended resources to elaborate on the assignment expectations.