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Table 1 Typology of reasons for mixing methods

From: Barriers to successful implementation of care in home haemodialysis (BASIC-HHD):1. Study design, methods and rationale

Terminology Explanation
Triangulation Qualitative and Quantitative methods might be combined so as to mutually corroborate the findings
Offset The methods have their own strengths and weaknesses, so combining the two would allow to offset the weaknesses and draw on strengths of both
Completeness A more comprehensive account of the research question is possible
Different research questions The two methods can answer different research questions
Explanation The findings of one method may be used to explain the findings of the other
Credibility Employing both approaches enhances the integrity of the findings