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 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 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 it is valuable to combine the qualitative with the quantitative in this manner and what other applications and adaptations this method may have. I would also be interested in hearing from others who are doing innovative quantitative research in other areas of reproductive health and allied issues.
Sociology Dept, University of Washington
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