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ERIC Number: EJ1183581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
Federal Funding for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences in the United States: Recent Trends
Coyle, Caitlin E.; Schulman-Green, Dena; Feder, Shelli; Toraman, Sinem; Prust, Margaret L.; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Curry, Leslie
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v12 n3 p305-324 Jul 2018
Although investigators in health sciences are increasingly interested in using mixed methods, greater adoption requires funding opportunities. Funding allocations can signal recognition of a particular methodology and proficiency of investigators in using such methods. We examined trends in prevalence of mixed methods research funded by federal agencies in the United States. We reviewed abstracts to describe the content and terminology related to mixed methods. The number of self-identified mixed methods awards (n = 535; 2009-2014) increased modestly from previous trends (n = 226; 1997-2008). Abstracts were highly variable in their depth of description and use of mixed methods terminology. We propose five elements to address when developing a scientific abstract for a mixed methods study to facilitate clear description of study design and methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: T325T32HS01758907