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ERIC Number: EJ786871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
A Mixed Method Approach to Quality of Life Research: A Case Study Approach
Dunning, Heather; Williams, Allison; Abonyi, Sylvia; Crooks, Valorie
Social Indicators Research, v85 n1 p145-158 Jan 2008
Increased use of qualitative and quantitative methods in quality of life projects necessitates an examination of how to effectively work within a mixed method framework. The research objectives of this paper are to (1) operationalize the two goals of mixed method research (confirmation and comprehension) and (2) develop a strategy for using mixed methods in quality of life research. Face-to-face interview (qualitative) and telephone survey (quantitative) data from the Community-University Institute for Social Research Quality of Life (CUISR QoL) project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were used for operationalization. Overall, confirmation and comprehension were challenging concepts to operationalize. Seven benefits and four guidelines were developed and are presented as dynamic, rather than definitive, structures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Saskatoon)