Mixed Methods Research Synthesis: Concepts Designs and Applications
Keywords:Research synthesis, Mixed methods research, Mixed methods research synthesis, Research design
Mixed Methods Research Synthesis (MMRS) is a type of research synthesis that integrating both of quantitative and qualitative findings from primary-level studies which describe under the same or similar research problems to synthesize data under mixed methods research paradigm. The findings of mixed methods research synthesis offer the meaningful understanding of phenomena and enhance the breadth and depth of describing phenomena. Nowadays, nursing and health research has several research and publication in related research topics or questions. Mixed methods research synthesis can be applied to synthesize and conclude the new knowledge from various evidences including enhance the comprehensive understanding of complex research problems, topics and questions.
Cardoso, V., Trevisan, I., Cicolella, A, D., & Waterkemper, R. (2020). Systematic review of mixed methods:
method of research for the incorporation of evidence in nursing. Texto Contexto Enferm. 28: 1-12.
Cooper, H., Hedges, L.V., & Valentine, J.C. (2019). The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
(3rd edition. ed.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Ferguson, L, S., Kerrigan, R, M., Hovey, A, K. (2020). Leveraging the opportunities of mixed methods in
research synthesis: Key decisions in systematic mixed studies review methodology. Research
Synthesis Methods. 11(5): 580-593. doi:10.1002/jrsm.1436.
Heyvaert, M., Maes, B. and Onghena, P. (2011). Mixed methods research synthesis: definition, framework,
and potential. Quality & Quantity. doi:10.1007/s11135-011-9538-6.
Heyvaert, M., Hannes, K., & Onghena, P. (2017). Using mixed methods research synthesis for literature
reviews. California: SAGE Publications.
Leeman, J., Voils, C. I., & Sandelowski, M. (2015). Conducting mixed methods literature reviews:
Synthesizing the evidence needed to develop and implement complex social and health
interventions. In S. Hesse-Biber & R. B. Johnson (Eds.), Oxford library of psychology. The Oxford
handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry (p. 167–184). Oxford University
Pluye, P., Gagnon, M. P., Griffiths, F., & Johnson-Lafleus, J. (2009). A scoring system for appraising mixed
methods research, and concomitantly appraising qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods
primary studies in mixed studies reviews. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 46: 529-546.
Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., & Barroso, J. (2006). Defining and designing mixed research synthesis
studies. Research in the schools. 13: 29-40. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2008.05.010.
Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., Leeman, J., & Crandell, J. L. (2012). Mapping the Mixed Methods-Mixed
Research Synthesis Terrain. Journal of mixed methods research, 6(4), 317–331.
Sarnkhaowkhom, C. & Suwathanpornkul, I. (2020). Instructional Approaches to Enhance Health Literacy
of Health Science Students: A Mixed-Methods Research Synthesis. Journal of Community
Development Research (Humanities and Social Sciences), 13(4), 47-58. doi:10.14456/jcdr-
Stern, C., Lizarondo, L., Carrier, J., Godfrey, C., Rieger, K., Salmond, S., ..., Loveday, H. (2020).
Methodological guidance for the conduct of mixed methods systematic reviews. JBI Evidence
Synthesis. 18(10):2108–2118. doi:10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00169.
Suwathanpornkul, I. (2019). Educational Research: Concepts and Applications (2nd ed.). Bangkok:
Chulalongkorn University Press. [In Thai].
Tatar, O., Thompson, E., Naz, A., Perez, S., Shapiro, G. K., Wade, K., ..., Rosberger, Z. (2018). Factors
associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) test acceptability in primary screening for cervical
cancer: A mixed methods research synthesis. Preventive medicine, 116, 40–50.
Viratchai, N. (1999). Meta-analysis. Bangkok: Nishin Advertising Group. [In Thai]
Wyborn, C., Louder, E., Harrison, J., Montambault, J., Montana, J., Ryan, M., ..., Hutton, J. (2018).
Understanding the Impacts of Research Synthesis. Environmental Science & Policy. 86: 72-84.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.