Frameworks for the measurement scales development in mixed methods research
Authors: Dembitskyi S. S., Khlyapatura B. M.
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The article presents analysis of four mixed methods frameworks for measurement scales development andvalidation. Three of themare presented in English-speaking sources and one–in the domestic: IDCV(A.Onwuegbuzie, R. Bustamante, J. Nelson), MDVR (R. Luyt), PEMI (P.-M. Daigneault, S. Jacob), and TVMS(S.Dembitskii).
Common to all approaches is the use of the consistent design. Given the status of the components,approaches are different. IDCV, MDVR and PEMI use the equivalent status of quantitative and qualitativecomponents, while TVMS-approach is based on the dominant status of the qualitative. Another important differencebetween the approaches is the specificity of their iteration. Relatively speaking, the IDCV, MDVR and PEMIiteration, has inductive character–at almost every stage obtained findings may force researchers to adjustmethodology, or to return to a previous stage for its re-implementation. This is precisely defining the specifics of thestage within which the relevant findings were obtained. Regarding TVMS, iteration has rather deductive character–all results are inspected not only with the consideration of the specific phase within which they are derived, but alsowith the consideration of theoretical positions that form the basis of the measuring technique validation and areconsidered to be theoretically valid.
Thus, although the approaches and paradigms belong to a mixed type ofresearch, they significantly differ from each other due to the differences of the theoretical and methodologicalprovisions they are based on. So, A. Onwuegbuzie, R. Bustamante, J. Nelson offer a specially crafted approach. R.Luyt uses the concept of measurement validity by R.Adcock and D.Collier. P.-M. Daigneault, S. Jacob insist on thespecial approach in its research efforts after obtaining unexpected results. S. Dembitskii refers to the concept oftheoretical validity.