Mixed Methods

Mixed methods research is defined as the collection, analysis, and integration of both quantitative and qualitative data to enable a more comprehensive understanding of a research problem that might be possible through either method alone. MERC faculty offer expertise in the use of mixed methods to understand mechanisms of health disparities and to design, adapt, and evaluate interventions to achieve health equity in community and health care settings. Specific methodologies include not only qualitative (e.g. focus groups, interviews) and quantitative (e.g. advanced statistical analysis), but the effective integration of both methodologies in a mixed methods study.