This form will help you define all the components to generate the graphical representation of an explanatory sequential mixed methods research design. After filling out this form, you will receive an email with the generated graphical representation in pdf, as well as a permanent link to modify your design when necessary. You can see an example of the final result of the process in the following link:
Explanatory sequential mixed methods is one in which the researcher first conducts quantitative research, analyzes the results and then builds on the results to explain them in more detail with qualitative research. It is considered explanatory because the initial quantitative data results are explained further with the qualitative data. It is considered sequential because the initial quantitative phase is followed by the qualitative phase. This type of design is popular in fields with a strong quantitative orientation (hence the project begins with quantitative research), but it presents challenges of identifying the quantitative results to further explore and the unequal sample sizes for each phase of the study.