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Conceptualization of Cross-Sectional Mixed Methods Studies in Health Science: A Methodological Review (Published)

The purpose of this review was to discuss some methodological issues inherent within cross-sectional mixed methods designs in health sciences, and to provide an initial conceptualization of cross-sectional mixed method designs in health sciences by conducting a methodological review of empirical studies through the end of 2014. The results identified three basic commonly-used cross-sectional mixed methods designs that have been used by the researchers in health sciences, and several methodological issues corresponding to the cross-sectional mixed methods designs, and suggest recommendations and implications for both applied researchers and methodologists interested in using cross-sectional mixed methods approaches in health sciences.

Keywords: Cross-sectional convergent design, Cross-sectional explanatory sequential design, Cross-sectional exploratory sequential design, Cross-sectional survey, Health sciences, Mixed methods designs