USEFULNESS OF MIXED METHOD RESEARCH DESIGN TO UNDERSTAND HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR

Authors

  • Ashok Kumar Paudel
  • Muni Raj Chhetri
  • Ambika Baniya
  • Mamta Chhetri
  • Rashmi Thapa

Keywords:

Behavioral science; Health-seeking behavior; Mixed-method; Paradigms; Pragmatism; Social science; Triangulation.

Abstract

Mixed Methods Research Design (MMRD) has been used as a more potent approach in the research field of social and behavioral science. The purpose of this article is to explore and provide information on mixed methods study design. Secondly, the article discusses different categories and perspectives of health-seeking behavior from multiple angles of real social life. Thirdly, it focuses on the relevance and applicability of mixed-method design in understanding subjective and objective aspects of health-seeking behavior acting at the person, family, and community level, such as bio-social profiles and previous experiences with health care. The article has also briefly summarized the philosophy of mixed methods research design and different perspectives on health-seeking behavior. Mixed methods research, is one of the three major research paradigms (quantitative research, qualitative research, and mixed methods research) that is most appropriate to comprehending complicated subjective and objective facts associated to health-seeking behavior. This article will contribute to understanding the strength of mixed-method research design and its use with more holistic thinking on the issues pertaining to health-seeking behavior and human behavior.

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Paudel, A. K., Chhetri, M. R., Baniya, A., Chhetri, M., & Thapa, R. (2022). USEFULNESS OF MIXED METHOD RESEARCH DESIGN TO UNDERSTAND HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR . Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 12(2), 138–143. Retrieved from https://nepjol.info/index.php/JCMC/article/view/47694

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Review Articles