Chapter 1. Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

  1. Sharon Andrew RN RM DipAppSc(NursEd), BAppSc, MSc(Hons), PhD, FRCNA Senior Lecturer Head and
  2. Elizabeth J. Halcomb RN BN(Hons), GradCert IntCareNurs, PhD, MRCNA Senior Lecturer
  1. Elizabeth J. Halcomb RN BN(Hons), GradCert IntCareNurs, PhD, MRCNA Senior Lecturer3,
  2. Sharon Andrew RN RM DipAppSc(NursEd), BAppSc, MSc(Hons), PhD, FRCNA Senior Lecturer Head3 and
  3. Julia Brannen MSc, PhD, FRSA, AcSS Professor Adjunct Professor1,2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch1

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

How to Cite

Halcomb, E. J., Andrew, S. and Brannen, J. (2009) Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences, in Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences (eds S. Andrew and E. J. Halcomb), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bergen, Norway

  3. 3

    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167772

Online ISBN: 9781444316490

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Keywords:

  • contemporary health care systems and methodological and epistemological approaches;
  • partnership - social, health and human scientists and mixed methods research;
  • mixed methods research - bridging chasm, quantitative and qualitative paradigms;
  • mixed methods and complex phenomena effecting human health;
  • mixed methods research in health services research;
  • introduction to mixed methods research;
  • contemporary health care and evidence-based practice;
  • growing formalisation of research governance;
  • methods versus methodology;
  • research design and current trends in mixed methods research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Organisation of the book

  • Current trends in nursing and health sciences research

  • Impetus towards a greater use of mixed methods

  • Mixed methods terminology

  • Conclusion

  • References