Chapter 8. Reporting Mixed Methods Projects

  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. Alicia O'Cathain PhD Senior Research Fellow

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316490.ch8

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences

How to Cite

O'Cathain, A. (2009) Reporting Mixed Methods Projects, 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.ch8

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167772

Online ISBN: 9781444316490



  • reporting mixed methods projects;
  • challenges of reporting mixed methods research;
  • order of presentation of qualitative and quantitative components;
  • quantitative and qualitative research - styles, language and voice;
  • readers - ‘qualitative and quantitative readers’;
  • audiences of health care professionals, policy makers and consumers;
  • credibility of study and data and analysis display;
  • critiquing mixed methods reports;
  • CONSORT or QUOROM style statement - reporting of mixed methods studies;
  • reporting different study designs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Challenges of reporting mixed methods research

  • Critiquing mixed methods reports

  • Ways of reporting different outputs

  • Conclusion

  • References