Table 4

Justifications given in documents for using mixed methods research

Justification

Proposals (N = 45)

Reports (N = 47)*


None

31

33

Comprehensiveness

13

12

Patient-centred

2

1

Confidence in findings

0

1

Good quality research

0

1


Adds to more than 100% due to two justifications given for one study *one report was a summary with insufficient detail for inclusion here

O'Cathain et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:85   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-85

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