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2009 HSR&D National Meeting Abstract

National Meeting 2009

2004 — Designing Mixed Methods Studies in Health Services Research

Creswell JW (College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska), Forman JH (VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research)

Workshop Objectives:
Mixed methods research is a design for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitative and qualitative research in a single study or series of studies to understand a research problem. This workshop will focus on designing mixed methods studies and will cover: formulating quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research questions in the context of a mixed methods study; understanding four mixed methods designs (concurrent triangulation, explanatory sequential, exploratory sequential, and embedded); choosing a design to address research objectives; selecting data collection and analysis methods and creating study design diagrams; and mixing qualitative and quantitative data in analyzing data – rationale and techniques.

The workshop will emphasize the practical application of mixed methods in HSRan&D studies, and will be in two parts: a didactic presentation on the above topics that includes examples of HSR&D-funded mixed methods studies with various mixed methods designs, and an interactive discussion of how to think through design issues using an example study idea from the audience.

Target Audience:
Investigators with experience or an interest in mixed methods research and incorporating mixed methods into their work.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
Basic knowledge of intervention research, qualitative, and mixed methods research.

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