Mixed methods research designs refer to a set of designs that purposively mix or integrate both qualitative data and quantitative data. As with quantitative research and qualitative research, the choice to use mixed methods research is influenced by the researcher’s philosophical orientation.
Explore the basics of mixed methods research designs, calling upon your growing understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research.
“To what extent is mixed methods research simply taking a quantitative design and a qualitative design and putting them together?” Next, explain the types of research questions best served by mixed methods research. Then, explain one strength and one limitation of mixed methods research. Finally, provide a rationale for or against the utility of mixed methods research in your discipline (Public Health).
Be sure to support your Main Issue with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.