Mixing research methods in health professional degrees: thoughts for undergraduate students and supervisors

Anaf, Sophie, and Sheppard, Lorraine A. (2007) Mixing research methods in health professional degrees: thoughts for undergraduate students and supervisors. Qualitative Report, 12 (2). pp. 184-192.

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Abstract

This commentary considers some of the challenges of applying mixed methods research in undergraduate research degrees, especially in professions with a clinical health focus. Our experience in physiotherapy academia is used as an example. Mixed methods research is increasingly appreciated in its own right as a third paradigm, however the success of educating novice researchers in mixing methods requires reflection on a range of theoretical and practical issues. We explore some of the under-reported features of mixed methods on a theoretical level, including the use of terminology, and the challenge of research labels, and on a practical level, the benefits of including mixing methods in clinical research and the issue of appropriate examination. Key Words: Mixed Methods, Student Research, and Qualitative and Quantitative.

Item ID: 2704
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1052-0147
Keywords: qualitative research; mixed methods; undergraduate students; health Care
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 00:46
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