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A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme

Hanson L., Coral; Dawkes, Susan

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Susan Dawkes



Abstract

The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how participant circumstances influence engagement. This case derives from larger a Burdett Trust for Nursing funded project exploring gender perspectives of engagement/non-engagement in an exercise referral scheme in Scotland, United Kingdom. This case focuses on exercise referral participants and gives insight into the value of comparing results, predominantly quantitative longitudinal telephone interviews, with qualitative face-to-face semi-structured interviews. It discusses how writing field notes can add to data collection, raise awareness of bias and aid analysis.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 5, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2020
Publicly Available Date Feb 17, 2020
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529741001
Keywords Mixed methods, Quantitative data collection, Qualitative interviewing
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2540363
Publisher URL https://methods.sagepub.com/cases

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