The Growing Importance of Mixed-Methods Research in Health

Sharada Prasad Wasti, Padam Simkhada, Edwin R van Teijlingen, Brijesh Sathian, Indrajit Banerjee

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This paper illustrates the growing importance of mixed-methods research to many health disciplines ranging from nursing to epidemiology. Mixed-methods approaches requires not only the skills of the individual quantitative and qualitative methods but also a skill set to bring two methods/datasets/findings together in the most appropriate way. Health researchers need to pay careful attention to the 'best' approach to designing, implementing, analysing, integrating both quantitative (number) and qualitative (word) information and writing this up in a way offers greater insights and enhances its applicability. This paper highlights the strengths and weaknesses of mixed-methods approaches as well as some of the common mistakes made by researchers applying mixed-methods for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1178
Number of pages4
JournalNepal Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2022


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