Mixed methods in health sciences research: a practical primer [Leslie Curry and Marcella-Nunez Smith (Sage Publishing, 2015)]

Nelson, David (2016) Mixed methods in health sciences research: a practical primer [Leslie Curry and Marcella-Nunez Smith (Sage Publishing, 2015)]. SRA: Research Matters Magazine . p. 17. ISSN .

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Written by internationally-recognised health research experts, Leslie Curry and Marcella Nunez-Smith, this book aims to
show researchers and students in the health sciences how to design, conduct, review and use mixed methods. Given the increased use of mixed methods in the health sciences, this text is timely and unique in that it offers a discipline-specific focus that is both relevant and practical. The book has a logical structure and is broken down into four parts: (1) an overview of mixed methods designs, their application and appropriate use (2) getting mixed methods research funded (3) design and implementation and (4) disseminating findings. It is written so that it can be read from beginning to end, or the reader can select the part they want to read. Each part is broken down into smaller chapters filled with
excellent resources, tables and figures which accompany cases and real-life examples. Each chapter finishes with a short summary, exercises to encourage the reader to apply their learning and a useful reference list. The authors’ clear and concise writing style make it accessible to different audiences. Of particular interest was the chapter on managing mixed methods teams, which explores the challenges of team working and the factors contributing to their success. The final section on getting mixed methods research published provides useful recommendations about what to include in manuscripts and strategies for identifying journals and working with editors. In summary, an excellent and valuable resource for all health researchers using mixed methods, regardless of experience.

Keywords:mixed methods, Health Sciences, research methods, Book Review
Subjects:L Social studies > L510 Health & Welfare
A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:24 Jun 2016 09:18

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