Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) created this resource to “provide guidance to NIH investigators on how to rigorously develop and evaluate mixed methods research applications. They developed a report of “best practices” to assist investigators using mixed methods as they develop competitive applications for support from NIH; assist reviewers and staff for review panels at NIH who evaluate applications that include mixed methods research; and to provide the OBSSR, and the NIH Institutes and Centers, with “best practices” to use as they consider potential contributions of mixed methods research, select reviewers, plan new initiatives, and set priority areas for their science.” Access this resource from our Electronic Books web page.