Mixed methods research: expanding the evidence base

  title={Mixed methods research: expanding the evidence base},
  author={Allison Shorten and Joanna Smith},
  journal={Evidence Based Journals},
  pages={74 - 75}
‘Mixed methods’ is a research approach whereby researchers collect and analyse both quantitative and qualitative data within the same study.1 2 Growth of mixed methods research in nursing and healthcare has occurred at a time of internationally increasing complexity in healthcare delivery. [] Key MethodMixed methods research requires a purposeful mixing of methods in data …

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  • Research and Quality,
  • 2013

Mixed method research