Construction and integration of Mixed Methods Research Design in health research
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Conference Paper
§Putting the Human Back in ‘‘Human Research Methodology’’

                  The Researcher in Mixed Methods Research

§The combination of both approaches enables the full range of study questions to be explored and answered. Additionally, using this approach enables findings from one phase of the work to power the other and generate a comprehensive or holistic investigation into the area of concern (Creswell, 2003). The qualitative and quantitative methods can be complementary to each other, therefore, using both of them in one study allows for a more robust result, taking advantage of the strengths of each (Creswell, 2003). §Mixed methods research has become increasingly popular in healthcare where there can be complex social problems, such as that highlighted in this research. Mixed methods research, which uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods, can overcome the limitations of each approach, and as such, better address these complex social problems (Tashakkori & Teddlie, 2008; Creswell, 2009). The research that results from mixed method design will guide healthcare professionals to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. The qualitative and quantitative phases are complementary to each other and that helps to increase the research validity (Creswell, 2003). The seven major design dimensions: purpose, theoretical drive, timing (simultaneity and dependency), point of integration, typological versus interactive design approaches, planned versus emergent design, and design complexity. Finaly, it is the time for nurses and healthcare profession  to introduce using of MMR in their research


Conference Title
The Second Annual Conference of Clinical Audit and Research in Palestine
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July 25, 2018 - July 25, 2018
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IMET 2000
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