Including open-ended questions in quantitative questionnaires—theory and practice

Harland, Nicholas and Holey, Elizabeth (2011) Including open-ended questions in quantitative questionnaires—theory and practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18 (9). pp. 482-486. ISSN 1741-1645

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Abstract

Background: Though mixed-method approaches to medical and associated research are now relatively common, their use in physiotherapy research of musculoskeletal conditions remains rare.

Contents: Argument for use of qualitative open-ended questions as an adjunct to common quantitative methods is given. Examples of results from a mixed-methods study are used to demonstrate the argument.

Conclusions: The article concludes that using a comparatively simple method of adding open-ended questions to a quantitative self-report based questionnaire methodology can add significant value and depth to both the results and conclusions of studies undertaken.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Health Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Nick Harland
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 15:59
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 16:01
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12395
ORCID for Nicholas Harland: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3402-3457

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