Various methodological approaches in medical research: Using exemplars to understand each method and its implications

Athira Balakrishnan, Elsa Sanatombi Devi, P. C. Viji, Girish Thunga

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Abstract

Mixed method of research involves both qualitative and quantitative data which helps to unravel complex research questions. This method has recently obtained popularity in medical research as it provides complete analysis of a research question. Although both quantitative and qualitative methods are different, one is not superior to the other. Both the methods have its own recognized strengths and weaknesses. But the concurrent use of these methods would help to fill out, complete or extend the information. In this article, we have showcased how each of the method is appropriate to address a research question by using exemplars (Model case studies, prepared by authors.) and what more can done in the current scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-490
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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