Mixing research methods in health professional degrees: thoughts for undergraduate students and supervisors
Anaf, Sophie, and Sheppard, Lorraine A. (2007) Mixing research methods in health professional degrees: thoughts for undergraduate students and supervisors. Qualitative Report, 12 (2). pp. 184-192.
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This commentary considers some of the challenges of applying mixed methods research in undergraduate research degrees, especially in professions with a clinical health focus. Our experience in physiotherapy academia is used as an example. Mixed methods research is increasingly appreciated in its own right as a third paradigm, however the success of educating novice researchers in mixing methods requires reflection on a range of theoretical and practical issues. We explore some of the under-reported features of mixed methods on a theoretical level, including the use of terminology, and the challenge of research labels, and on a practical level, the benefits of including mixing methods in clinical research and the issue of appropriate examination. Key Words: Mixed Methods, Student Research, and Qualitative and Quantitative.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
Reproduced with kind permission from Qualitative Report
|Keywords:||qualitative research; mixed methods; undergraduate students; health Care|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
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