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ERIC Number: EJ800176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Mixing Research Methods in Health Professional Degrees: Thoughts for Undergraduate Students and Supervisors
Anaf, Sophie; Sheppard, Lorraine A.
Qualitative Report, v12 n2 p184-192 Jun 2007
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 underreported 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. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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