Sex Roles (2016) 74:6–9 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0568-8 EDITORIAL Qualitative or Mixed Methods Research Inquiry Approaches: Some Loose Guidelines for Publishing in Sex Roles Sharlene Hesse-Biber Published online: 4 December 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 The number of papers submitted to Sex Roles that present, co-created meanings they gather from their participants’ data analyze, and discuss qualitative data has been increasing in in order to get at multiple subjective accounts. The focus of recent years (Frieze 2008, 2013). At the same time, mixed research is generally words, texts, and images as opposed to methods studies are becoming ever more popular within the the gathering of statistical data (numbers) and using language fields of social and behavioral sciences, especially because focused on variables, with the goal of generalizing and mixed methods’ design possibilities lend themselves well to confirming research hypotheses. However, these differing em- interdisciplinary investigations. In addition to studies utilizing phases do not mean that qualitative researchers do not use a qualitative approach, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research,a numbers or that quantitative researchers do not use words. journal dedicated to multiple disciplines, also welcomes sub- Rather, numbers can be used by a qualitative researcher as a missions that
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