Mixed methods research in occupational therapy: a survey and critique

Mortensen, W. Ben and Oliffe, John L. (2009) Mixed methods research in occupational therapy: a survey and critique. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 29 1: 14-23. doi:10.3928/15394492-20090101-04

Author Mortensen, W. Ben
Oliffe, John L.
Title Mixed methods research in occupational therapy: a survey and critique
Journal name OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1539-4492
Publication date 2009-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3928/15394492-20090101-04
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 14
End page 23
Total pages 10
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Abstract Mixed qualitative and quantitative studies are becoming popular in social sciences research and are recognized as legitimate project designs. However, diverse definitions and applications are common and little consensus exists about exactly what constitutes a mixed methods approach. In this article, the authors provide an overview of various approaches to mixed methods and present the findings derived from a survey of mixed methods research published between 2000 and 2005 in nine occupational therapy journals. The results from this survey indicate that, although the use of mixed methods is relatively common (14% of all research articles published), there are several methodological issues to be considered. These include the subordinate positioning of qualitative findings and lack of justification for using mixed methods. Recommendations are offered to conceptually advance future applications and guide occupational therapy researchers considering the use of mixed methods.
Keyword Methodology
Research methods
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/docview/220293229?accountid=14723

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 15 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 05 Aug 2014, 09:33:38 EST by Vicki Percival on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work