More books on mixed methods research have been published recently. One notable contribution to this growing body of work is Bergman’s 2008 Advances in Mixed Methods Research: Theories and Applications. This edited work features contributions by different researchers and addresses a myriad of issues ranging from the need to re-conceptualize the paradigmatic differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches to methodological issues and challenges. This book should prove useful to researchers and graduate students interested in mixed methods designs.


Key Words: Mixed Methods Design, Mixed Methodology, Mixed Methods Research, Methodological Issues

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Dr. Sangasubana received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in 2007 as assistant professor in the Sociobehavioral & Administrative Pharmacy department. She teaches pharmacy students and is the course coordinator for Social and Behavioral Pharmacy. Dr. Sangasubana’s primary research interest is focused on examining perceptions and behaviors in Over-theCounter (OTC) medication use among different patient populations (e.g., the elderly, college students, etc.). She is also interested in designing and implementing educational interventions to improve the provision of pharmaceutical care services to patients. She is currently testing the efficacy of a pharmacy-based educational intervention to enhance consumers' generic OTC knowledge, self-efficacy and use. She can be contacted at Sociobehavioral & Administrative Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy, 3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324; Phone: (954) 262- 1332; Email: sangasub@nova.edu

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 33


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