Mixed methods survey on abortion

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    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)

    http://mmr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1558689810365699v1

     

    I trust many of you will have access to the full text as it is a Sage-published journal.

     

    It blends quantitative and qualitative methods in a single survey 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 whether the inclusion of the qualitative within a survey is valuable and what other applications and adaptations this method may have.  I would also be interested in hearing from others who are doing innovative survey research in other areas of reproductive health and allied issues.

     

    Regards,

    Kerry MacQuarrie

    Sociology Dept, University of Washington

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