Mixed Methods Research (MMR) has been evolving continuously for a long time and being used widely in various disciplines. Several research designs are being employed with different level of complexity. At present, the MMR designs may be classified into seven forms and could be separated into two major groups. The first group is Core Mixed Methods Designs, comprises three different designs: Convergent Design, Explanatory Sequential Design, and Exploratory Sequential Design. The second group is Complex Mixed Methods Designs, comprises four different designs: Mixed Methods Experimental (Intervention) Design, Mixed Methods Case Study Design, Mixed Methods Participatory-Social Justice Design, and Mixed Methods Evaluation Design. Several benefits should be derived from the application of these new MMR designs especially the Mixed Methods Participatory-Social Justice Design and Mixed Methods Evaluation Design. One of the most important problems of project management is the lack of project evaluation. Applying the Mixed Methods Evaluation Design by Thai academic society could help improving the success of project management. At the same time as Thailand is among several countries that are facing inequality problems. The application of Mixed Methods Participatory-Social Justice Design could help reducing inequality in several dimensions in Thai Society. This paper aims to present the concept and process of the seven MMR designs in general so that researchers could use as a basis for consideration in choosing appropriate MMR designs to be employed in their research project.
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