Vicki L. Plano Clark, PhD
Associate professor of Research Methods, School of Education
University of Cincinnati
As a methodologist specializing in mixed methods research, she studies the use of research that effectively integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her scholarship focuses on delineating practical designs for conducting mixed methods research, examining procedural issues associated with these designs, and examining larger questions about the contexts for the adoption and use of mixed methods. She was the founding Managing Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and currently serves as an Associate Editor. In 2011, she co-led the development of Best Practices for Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences for NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. In 2012 she became a founding co-editor of the new Mixed Methods Research Series with Sage Publications. She currently serves as Chair of the Mixed Methods Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. As an applied research methodologist, she also engages in research and evaluation projects on a wide array of topics such as the management of cancer pain, the quality of communication between public defenders and their clients, and the implementation of educational initiatives.