The Why and How of Using Mixed Methods in Research on EFL Teaching and Learning

  • Danuta WiśniewskaEmail author
Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)


In recent years the study of learning and teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) has ceased to be based solely on quantitative or qualitative methods. Instead, the third orientation, mixed methods research, has gained in popularity. This article reports on a review of a sample of EFL mixed methods articles. The findings of the review show how mixed methods are conceptualized and justified in EFL classroom research as well as what ways and levels of integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches occur most frequently. Some suggestions for further research are also offered.


Mixed Method Mixed Method Study Mixed Method Approach Mixed Method Research Mixed Method Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznanPoland

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