Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative designs is called Mixed- Methods Research or Multi-Method Research (MMR). Although mixed method is not always superior, it has many advantages such as the designs complementing each other, enhanced theoretical insights, incrementality or continuity, enhanced validity, provides for rectification in case of differences/ inconsistencies in result.
Sampling is the process of selecting a portion of the population to represent the entire population.
Sampling in Mixed Methods Research depends on the Research designs chosen in the study. Green and Caracelli (1997) have identified several types of research designs that involve multi-method approach the designs cluster in to two broad categories that they label component designs and integrated designs.
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G. Radhakrishnan. Sampling in Mixed Methods Research. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(1):Jan. - Mar., 2014; Page 24-27.