SAGE Journal Articles

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For an empirical mixed methods study:

Hauken, M. A., Larsen, T. M. B., & Holsen, I. (2017). Back on track. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1558689817698553

Abstract: To address the multidimensional challenges faced by young adult cancer survivors, 20 young adult cancer survivors participated in a rehabilitation program. Mixed methods, including a longitudinal convergent parallel design, were employed to evaluate both process and outcome issues. Data were collected simultaneously via questionnaires, physical testing, and interviews at four separate time points. The results portrayed rehabilitation as a process involving the gradual improvement in quality of life, participation, and physical capacity, whereby finding a balance between the different aspects of life, novel insights, and multidimensional follow-ups was important factors. This study contributes to mixed methods literature as an example of how a longitudinal mixed methods approach may yield an enriched understanding of both the rehabilitation process and outcomes in cancer rehabilitation.

For more detail on the value of mixed methods:

McKim, C. A. (2017). The value of mixed methods research: A mixed methods study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11, 202-222. doi:10.1177/1558689815607096

Abstract: The purpose of this explanatory mixed methods study was to examine the perceived value of mixed methods research for graduate students. The quantitative phase was an experiment examining the effect of a passage’s methodology on students’ perceived value. Results indicated students scored the mixed methods passage as more valuable than the quantitative or qualitative passage. The qualitative phase involved focus groups to better understand students’ perceptions of the perceived value of mixed methods. Findings suggested graduate students view mixed methods passages as having rigorous methods, a newer history, and providing a deeper meaning of the phenomenon. This study adds to the literature base by revealing what value graduate students assign to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.