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What is Mixed-Method Research?

Mixed methods research acknowledges that all methods have inherent biases and weaknesses; that using a mixed method approach increases the likelihood that the sum of the data collected will be richer, more meaningful, and ultimately more useful in answering the research questions.

- Hallie Preskill
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, April 2007

Mixed methods research acknowledges that all methods have inherent biases and weaknesses; that using a mixed method approach increases the likelihood that the sum of the data collected will be richer, more meaningful, and ultimately more useful in answering the research questions.

- Hallie Preskill
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, April 2007

Mixed Methods research is a systemic integration of quantitative and qualitative methods in a single study for purposes of obtaining a fuller picture and deeper understanding of a phenomenon.

- Huey Chen
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, April 2007

Welcome to Mixed Methods Research Lab

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The goal of the Mixed Methods Research Lab (MMRL) in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is to foster the use of qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies with a focus on integrating key stakeholder perspectives and goals into research designs. The MMRL works with investigators to provide conceptual and technical support for community based and clinical research questions. Qualitative, mixed methods and action research are uniquely suited to capture the contextual, socio-cultural, and experiential factors that contribute to health disparities.

  • The MMRL offers consultation, training, and staff support at all stages of the research process, including project and proposal conception, instrument development, budget development, data collection, data management, analysis, and publication/dissemination.
  • The MMRL provides personnel and/or training to study coordinators, community members and research assistants in a suite of traditional and innovative research methods including ethnography, cultural consensus analysis, visual methods, qualitative GIS, individual and focus group interviews.