An Innovative Mixed Methods Approach to Studying the Online Health Information Seeking Experiences of Adults With Chronic Health Conditions.

Mayoh, J., Bond, C. S. and Todres, L., 2012. An Innovative Mixed Methods Approach to Studying the Online Health Information Seeking Experiences of Adults With Chronic Health Conditions. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 6 (1), 21 - 33 .

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DOI: 10.1177/1558689811416942

Abstract

This article presents an innovative sequential mixed methods approach to researching the experiences of U.K. adults with chronic health conditions seeking health information online. The use of multiple methods integrated within a single study ensured that the focus of the research was emergent and relevant and ultimately provided a more complete picture of the experience of online health information seeking through joint discussion. This was achieved by communicating both breadth and depth of data relating to the phenomenon. Findings indicate that if the study had used a single research method in isolation, something would have been lost or misunderstood regarding the phenomenon, thus demonstrating the value of each stage within the research design and of the integration of these findings. © The Author(s) 2012.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1558-6898
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21125
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Apr 2014 08:11
Last Modified:01 Apr 2014 08:11

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