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Combining qualitative and quantitative research within mixed method research designs: a methodological review
International Journal of Nursing Studies (2011)
  • Ulrika Ostlund
  • Lisa Kidd, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Yvonne Wengstrom
  • Neneh Rowa-Dewar
Abstract
It has been argued that mixed methods research can be useful in nursing and health science because of the complexity of the phenomena studied. However, the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches continues to be one of much debate and there is a need for a rigorous framework for designing and interpreting mixed methods research. This paper explores the analytical approaches (i.e. parallel, concurrent or sequential) used in mixed methods studies within healthcare and exemplifies the use of triangulation as a methodological metaphor for drawing inferences from qualitative and quantitative findings originating from such analyses.
Keywords
  • mixed method research design,
  • healthcare research
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: International Journal of Nursing Studies (2011), 48 (3), pp.369-383.

Citation Information
Ulrika Ostlund, Lisa Kidd, Yvonne Wengstrom and Neneh Rowa-Dewar. "Combining qualitative and quantitative research within mixed method research designs: a methodological review" International Journal of Nursing Studies Vol. 48 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_kidd/6/