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Using mixed methods

INITIAL PERUSAL of the content of this publication did not reveal anything new. However, this book is well presented and has plenty of tables which help simplify what is often a dense subject.

There is a useful and interesting chapter on analysing artefacts which is a frequently neglected area. The author has a background in education, so most examples are not health related which may be off-putting for healthcare students.

One glaring omission to someone brought up on the concepts introduced by Huberman and Miles (1998) over a decade ago is research triangulation.

Although using mixed methods is not research triangulation there are many similarities, so I was surprised that I could not find any reference to these concepts in this publication.

While this book may be a useful addition in a library to ensure there is a full range of text books devoted to various research approaches, I would not recommend it as essential reading.