Journal articlesUnderstanding research

Understanding research

01/03/10 | Research

Welcome to the final part of the series ‘Understanding research’. To date, we have focused on terminology, qualitative methods, quantitative methods and the randomised control trial (RCT) (Gethin, 2008, 2009a, b; Gethin and Clune-Mulvaney, 2009). It is appropriate therefore to finalise the series by discussing studies which use a mixed methodological approach in which quantitative and qualitative designs are combined to obtain a deeper understanding of the research problem.