Advocating mixed-methods approaches in health research

Authors

  • H MacKenzie Bryers Head of Midwifery, NHS Highland, Inverness and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen
  • E vanTeijlingen Professor, School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, Visiting Professor, Manmohan Institute of Health Science, Tribhuvan University and Visiting Professor, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Kathmandu
  • E Pitchforth Research Leader, RAND Europe, Cambridge

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v4i5.12018

Keywords:

Quantitative research, Qualitative research, Mixed Methods Research

Abstract

This methods paper provides researchers in Nepal with a broad overview of the practical and philosophical aspects of mixed-methods research.   The three authors have a wide-ranging expertise in planning and conducting mixed-methods studies.  The paper outlines the different paradigms or philosophies underlying quantitative and qualitative methods and some of the on-going debates about mixed-methods.   The paper further highlights a number of practical issues, such as (a) the particular mix and order of quantitative and qualitative methods; (b) the way of integrating methods from different philosophical stance; and (c) how to synthesise mixed-methods findings. 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nje.v4i5.12018

Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2014; 4(5):417-22

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Published

2014-12-31

How to Cite

MacKenzie Bryers, H., vanTeijlingen, E., & Pitchforth, E. (2014). Advocating mixed-methods approaches in health research. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 4(5), 417–422. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v4i5.12018

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Review Articles