Writing for Publication: Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success - Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho 2016
Writing the Results Section of a Mixed Methods Study
From Mixed-Methods Research to a Journal Article
Conference Proposals and Article Types
Based on the research questions, the study’s significant findings are clearly discussed in the mixed methods research report (Leech & Onwuegbuzie, 2011). Interpretation in qualitative research should focus on searching for insights into what makes a real difference in the participants’ quality of life or those with whom they interact, including statistically significant effects (Onwuegbuzie & Leech, 2007). For example, here is a synopsis of how Parylo and Zepeda (2014) interpreted their findings:
In a study that examined how district leaders of two school systems depict an effective principal, Parylo and Zepeda (2014) conducted a membership categorization analysis and found that district leaders believed that an effective principal had (1) a track record of being a good manager, (2) instructional skills, (3) interpersonal skills that included being a team player and community leader, and (4) perceptual characteristics. The researchers used these findings to construct a graphical model portraying an ’effective principal’ from the point of view of district leaders. They also offered implications for policy, research, practice, and leader preparation.