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Table 4 Justifications given in documents for using mixed methods research

From: Why, and how, mixed methods research is undertaken in health services research in England: a mixed methods study

Justification Proposals (N = 45) Reports (N = 47)*
None 31 33
Comprehensiveness 13 12
Patient-centred 2 1
Confidence in findings 0 1
Good quality research 0 1
  1. Adds to more than 100% due to two justifications given for one study *one report was a summary with insufficient detail for inclusion here