Mixed-method research is more than merely combining quantitative
and qualitative research approaches. There are design and analysis issues to
consider. Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2008) offer an array of qualitative analysis
techniques that include word count and standard content analysis. How might
these techniques be perceived by both purely qualitative and purely
quantitative researchers? Do these techniques offer additional evidence of the
value of mixed-method research, or do they merely add to the confusion over
which techniques to use?