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Title: A nurses' guide to mixed methods research
Contributor(s): Ingham-Broomfield, Becky  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: 'Objective' This article provides a breakdown of the components of mixed methods research methodology. The intention of the article is to simplify the terminology and process of mixed methods research to enable novice readers of research to have a better understanding of the language and concepts involved. The Survey method, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, will be used to explain the principles of mixing methods. 'Primary Argument' Australian nurses work in an environment where evidence-based practice is mandatory. Understanding the research process and terminology used may benefit nurses to implement research in their day-to-day practice. Gaining knowledge of the different approaches used in mixed methods research is paramount if nurses are to base their care on research which has utilised this style. 'Conclusion' As mixed methods are used in nursing, social and behavioural research it is essential that nurses understand the methodology. The main components of mixed methodology will, therefore, be discussed in a systematic, logical order.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 33(4), p. 46-52
Publisher: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-4328
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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