Mixed methods have the advantage of being able to use the strength of an existing method to overcome the weaknesses of another method and thus strengthen the overall findings of the study. They can potentially be used and applied in clinical research and specifically in patient-centered outcomes research. However, until recently, the mixed methods approach has not been explicitly acknowledged in clinical research. Registration required to view entire article, here. (Source: Mapi Group: PRO Newsletter, Fall 2014).
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