Chapter 9. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

  1. Catherine Pope and
  2. Nicholas Mays
  1. Alicia O'Cathain and
  2. Kate Thomas

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch9

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

How to Cite

O'Cathain, A. and Thomas, K. (2006) Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, in Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition (eds C. Pope and N. Mays), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135122

Online ISBN: 9780470750841

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Keywords:

  • mixed methods;
  • pragmatic stance;
  • evaluation;
  • exploratory research;
  • secondary research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Combining qualitative and quantitative methods

  • Mixed methods: necessity or impossibility?

  • Ways of combining qualitative and quantitative methods

  • Designing and analysing mixed methods studies

  • Getting the most out of mixed methods studies

  • Mixing methods in secondary research

  • Conclusions