Also known as “mixed method” research, triangulation is the act of combining several research methods to study one thing.
They overlap each other somewhat, being complimentary at times, contrary at others.
Data were collected over the course of one day per site and the qualitative analysis was integrated and iterative.
We found Q-RARA to be acceptable to participants and effective in collecting data on organizational function in multiple sites without disrupting the practice, while maintaining a balance between speed and trustworthiness.
This is where the concept of “triangulation” comes into its own.Chapter 1 Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences. Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences is an accessible, practical guide to the design, conduct and reporting of mixed method research in nursing or the health sciences.We developed Q-RARA-Qualitative Rapid Appraisal, Rigorous Analysis-to study small, primary health care organizations in a way that is efficient, acceptable to participants and methodologically rigorous.Q-RARA comprises a site visit, semi-structured interviews, structured and unstructured observations, photographs, floor plans, and social scanning data.