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Chapter 19 | Mixed Methods Research

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Mixed Methods Research
Greg Guest Paul Fleming
Defining Mixed Methods

Mixing qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods in public health research is not a recent phenomenon. For example, John Snow's foundational public health investigation of the London cholera epidemic in 1854 (detailed in Chapter 1) used and integrated multiple data sources to identify the Broad Street water pump as the source of the epidemic. Snow first used the quantitative data from the General Registries Office to determine the geographic distribution of deaths due to cholera in the Golden Square area of London (Brody, Rip, Vinten-Johansen, Paneth, & Rachman, 2000). Then, according to Snow's own account, he used qualitative interviews to zero in on the epidemic: “Families of ...

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