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Advancing the study of violence against women using mixed methods: integrating qualitative methods into a quantitative research program.

Research paper by Maria M Testa, Jennifer A JA Livingston, Carol C VanZile-Tamsen

Indexed on: 11 Feb '11Published on: 11 Feb '11Published in: Violence against women



Abstract

A mixed methods approach, combining quantitative with qualitative data methods and analysis, offers a promising means of advancing the study of violence. Integrating semi-structured interviews and qualitative analysis into a quantitative program of research on women's sexual victimization has resulted in valuable scientific insight and generation of novel hypotheses for testing. This mixed methods approach is described and recommendations for integrating qualitative data into quantitative research are provided.