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, Anke, Worrell, Marcia and Voegele, Claus (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.

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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
Subjects: Psychology
Social sciences > Social work
Depositing User: Marcia Worrell
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 13:45
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 15:34
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2636

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