Chapter 5. Data Collection in Mixed Methods Research

  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. Julia Brannen MSc, PhD, FRSA, AcSS Professor Adjunct Professor1,2 and
  2. Elizabeth J. Halcomb RN BN(Hons), GradCert IntCareNurs, PhD, MRCNA Senior Lecturer3

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch5

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

How to Cite

Brannen, J. and Halcomb, E. J. (2009) Data Collection in Mixed Methods Research, 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.ch5

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:

  • conducting mixed methods research;
  • data collection methods to mixed methods investigations;
  • data collection - resources, duration of projects and dual sampling;
  • interviews and qualitative research;
  • focus groups - collecting qualitative data from group of persons;
  • balancing strengths and limitations;
  • integrating qualitative and quantitative datasets during data analysis;
  • mixed methods data collection;
  • sampling guidelines;
  • sampling component (QUAN–QUAL designs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Considerations for data collection

  • Data collection methods

  • Interviews

  • Practical issues in planning data collection

  • The need for reflectivity in combining methods

  • Conclusion

  • References