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.
Nursing Standard. 29, 32, 41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.32.41.e8858Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 11 February 2014
Accepted: 26 June 2014