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Mixed Methods and Evidence Synthesis

The now discredited hierarchy of evidence and methods suggests that quantitative methods are reliable but not valid, while qualitative methods are valid but unreliable. We try and design our studies using the right methods to answer particular questions. Many of our studies draw on a range of methods, and in some cases,  attempt to synthesize findings from different kinds of research design.

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