Chapter 10. A Mixed Methods Sequential Explanatory Study: Police Referrals to a Psychiatric Facility

  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. Reshin Maharaj RN PhD1,
  2. Sharon Andrew RN RM DipAppSc(NursEd), BAppSc, MSc(Hons), PhD, FRCNA Senior Lecturer Head3,
  3. Louise O'Brien RN PhD Associate Professor2 and
  4. Donna Gillies PhD Research Officer2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch10

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

How to Cite

Maharaj, R., Andrew, S., O'Brien, L. and Gillies, D. (2009) A Mixed Methods Sequential Explanatory Study: Police Referrals to a Psychiatric Facility, 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.ch10

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cumberland Hospital, Australia

  2. 2

    Mental Health Nursing Research Unit, University of Western Sydney and Sydney West Area Health Service, Australia

  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:

  • mixed methods sequential explanatory study - referrals to psychiatric facility;
  • ‘real-life’ example of development and sequential explanatory design application;
  • NSW Mental Health Sentinel Events Review Committee 2003;
  • rationale for mixed methods approach;
  • utilising mixed methods in doctoral studies;
  • phenomenology and philosophical basis in human experience - understanding health and illness;
  • data collection;
  • phase one, sample quantitative findings;
  • phase two and qualitative findings;
  • sequential explanatory mixed methods research design

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The project

  • Background

  • Rationale for a mixed methods approach

  • The purpose of the study

  • Choosing a research design

  • The study aim

  • Data collection

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References