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439Re: [ccaomlcaom] item for chicago meeting: mixed method research

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  • Daniele Perez-Venero
    Mar 23, 2012
      Here are two very  recent articles about Mixed Methods Research found in PubMed:

      1.Comput Inform Nurs. 2012 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]

      Criteria for Quantitative and Qualitative Data Integration: Mixed-Methods Research Methodology.

      Lee S, Smith CA.


      Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY (Dr Lee); and College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr Smith).


      Many studies have emphasized the need and importance of a mixed-methods approach for evaluation of clinical information systems. However, those studies had no criteria to guide integration of multiple data sets. Integrating different data sets serves to actualize the paradigm that a mixed-methods approach argues; thus, we require criteria that provide the right direction to integrate quantitative and qualitative data. The first author used a set of criteria organized from a literature search for integration of multiple data sets from mixed-methods research. The purpose of this article was to reorganize the identified criteria. Through critical appraisal of the reasons for designing mixed-methods research, three criteria resulted: validation, complementarity, and discrepancy. In applying the criteria to empirical data of a previous mixed methods study, integration of quantitative and qualitative data was achieved in a systematic manner. It helped us obtain a better organized understanding of the results. The criteria of this article offer the potential to produce insightful analyses of mixed-methods evaluations of health information systems.

      PMID: 22411415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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      2.Man Ther. 2012 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

      Mixed methods research - So far easier said than done?

      Mengshoel AM.


      Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Box 1089 Blindern, Oslo, Norway.


      Mixed methods research (MMR) involves the application of both quantitative and qualitative approaches in a single study, and has been advocated for physiotherapy research. MMR studies are considered to be useful in cases where several different but related research questions are examined or when the purpose is to triangulate quantitative and qualitative data addressing one research question. Few MMR studies have been published in physiotherapy journals, and no papers are found to discuss the actual experience of conducting an MMR study. In this paper an MMR study is used to exemplify how a study applying a concurrent triangulation design was performed, and some aspects related to performing MMR are discussed. Some challenges are identified, and questions are raised about how to incorporate the findings of the two data sets and which skills are needed for doing MMR.
      Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

      PMID: 22405885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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      Daniele Perez-Venero, MLIS
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      From: jamesemdy <librarian@...>
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      Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 3:18 PM
      Subject: [ccaomlcaom] item for chicago meeting: mixed method research

      Here are two articles on using quantitative and qualitative research methods in tandom. item for agenda in chicago april

      Mixed Methods Sampling: A Typology With Examples.

      From Journal of Mixed Methods Research 2007; 1; 77, by
      Charles Teddlie and FenYu
      Advancements in physical therapy research:use of mixed methods

      From Physical Therapy, Online publication November 2008, by Lauren Rauscher and Bruce Greenfield

      In PubMed, "mixed methods" is keyword only; qualitative research is a MeSH term. I believe mixed method research is a promising approach to examining the efficacy of OM.

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