Mixed Methods, Mixed Results? Choosing the Research Design That's Right for You

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308564
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mixed Methods, Mixed Results? Choosing the Research Design That's Right for You
Author(s):
Kidd, Lori I.; Murrock, Carolyn J.; Graor, Christine Heifner
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Omega
Author Details:
Lori I. Kidd, PhD, RN, CNS, kidd@uakron.edu; Carolyn J. Murrock, RN, PhD; Christine Heifner Graor, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Selecting the appropriate design methods for a specific research question is a basic but challenging piece of nursing research.  Methods that are strictly quantitative may fail to capture the full range of the human experience or to allow for subjective interpretation of information.  Methods that are strictly qualitative may fail to yield results that are transferable to other populations  or that are statistically significant.

 In this presentation, the use and advantages/disadvantages of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be reviewed.  A recently completed pilot study in which mixed methods were used will be highlighted and used as a case example.  The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of a mindful eating group intervention on the psychosocial variables of mindful eating, self-efficacy,, and depression, and the biomarkers of weight, body mass index and body fat in a sample of obese urban women.   Presentation of quantitative and qualitative results from this study will illustrate pitfalls encountered in using either method exclusively and demonstrate richness of information that may be obtained through a mixed methods approach.

Finally, sample research questions will be proposed in the presentation, and audience members will be asked to select the appropriate design methods.

Keywords:
mixed methods; research designs
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMixed Methods, Mixed Results? Choosing the Research Design That's Right for Youen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKidd, Lori I.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurrock, Carolyn J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGraor, Christine Heifneren_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLori I. Kidd, PhD, RN, CNS, kidd@uakron.edu; Carolyn J. Murrock, RN, PhD; Christine Heifner Graor, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308564-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Selecting the appropriate design methods for a specific research question is a basic but challenging piece of nursing research.  Methods that are strictly quantitative may fail to capture the full range of the human experience or to allow for subjective interpretation of information.  Methods that are strictly qualitative may fail to yield results that are transferable to other populations  or that are statistically significant. <p> In this presentation, the use and advantages/disadvantages of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be reviewed.  A recently completed pilot study in which mixed methods were used will be highlighted and used as a case example.  The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of a mindful eating group intervention on the psychosocial variables of mindful eating, self-efficacy,, and depression, and the biomarkers of weight, body mass index and body fat in a sample of obese urban women.   Presentation of quantitative and qualitative results from this study will illustrate pitfalls encountered in using either method exclusively and demonstrate richness of information that may be obtained through a mixed methods approach. <p>Finally, sample research questions will be proposed in the presentation, and audience members will be asked to select the appropriate design methods.en_GB
dc.subjectmixed methodsen_GB
dc.subjectresearch designsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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