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Post-print of Cameron, R 2010, 'Is mixed methods used in Australian career development research?', Australian Journal of Career Development, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 53-67.

This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record.

Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright © 2010 Australian Council for Educational Research.

Australian Journal of Career Development home page http://www.acer.edu.au/publications/acerpress/AJCD/AJCDOverview.html

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Abstract

Mixed methods research has become a substantive and growing methodological force which is growing in popularity within the human and social sciences. This paper reports the findings of a study that has systematically reviewed articles from the Australian Journal of Career Development, from 2004 to 2009. The aim of the study was to provide a methodological map of the career development research reported through this academic journal, and in particular the use of mixed methods research. A multistrand conversion mixed model research design was employed for the study. The results were compared to similar research conducted in related discipline areas (psychology, school psychology and vocational education and training) to place the field of career development along the Creswell and Plano Clark (2007) framework for evaluating the level of acceptance of mixed methods research within disciplines.

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