Hello fellow researchers,
I share with you a recently published article on the application of mixed methods in the study of abortion in developing countries:
Edmeades et al. 2010. "Methodological Innovation in Studying Abortion in Developing Countries: A "Narrative" Quantitative Survey in Madhya Pradesh, India." Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 4(3):1-22. (forthcoming: published OnlineFirst)
I hope many of you will have access to this as it is a Sage-published journal.
It blends quantitative and qualitative methods in a single instrument, rather than in the traditional qualitative, quantitative, qualitative sequence. Substantive findings have been/are being published elsewhere. I would be very interested in your reactions to the methodology, particularly with regards to what other applications & adaptations this method may have. I would also be interested in hearing from others who are doing mixed methods research in the areas of reproductive health and related issues.