Integrating mixed method data in psychological research: combining Q methodology and questionnaires in a study investigating cultural and psychological influences on adolescent sexual behavior.

Franz, A., Worrell, M. and Vögele, C. (2013) Integrating mixed method data in psychological research: combining Q methodology and questionnaires in a study investigating cultural and psychological influences on adolescent sexual behavior. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 7 (4). pp. 370-389. ISSN 1558-6898.

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Abstract

In recent years, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods in the same study has become increasingly acceptable in both applied and academic psychological research. However, a difficulty for many mixed methods researchers is how to integrate findings consistently. The value of using a coherent framework throughout the research process is discussed and arguments illustrated by referring to a study on individual- and cultural-level influences on sexual health behaviors conducted with adolescents in Germany and England. The article concludes that using an appropriate framework throughout the research process can ensure integration of findings in a consistent and coherent way. This can improve mixed methods research and produce greater “yield.”

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multilevel integration discourse analysis psychology Q methodology adolescent sexual health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0076.5 Psychology research
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Anke Franz
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 16:40
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 06:12
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12731

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