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Mixed methods research

Elizabeth Halcomb Professor of primary health care nursing, School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Australia
Louise Hickman Director of postgraduate nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Mixed methods research involves the use of qualitative and quantitative data in a single research project. It represents an alternative methodological approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research approaches, which enables nurse researchers to explore complex phenomena in detail. This article provides a practical overview of mixed methods research and its application in nursing, to guide the novice researcher considering a mixed methods research project.

Correspondence ehalcomb@uow.edu.au

Nursing Standard. 29, 32,41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.32.41.e8858

Received: 11 February 2014

Accepted: 26 June 2014

Published in print: 08 April 2015

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review