• A Trojan Horse for Positivism? A Critique of Mixed Methods Research

      Giddings, L; Grant, B (AUT University; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007)
      Mixed methods research is captured by a pragmatically inflected form of postpositivism. Although it passes for an alternative methodological movement that purports to breach the divide between qualitative and quantitative ...
    • Mixed Methods Research for the Novice Researcher

      Giddings, L; Grant, B (AUT University; eContent Management Pty Ltd, 2006)
      Mixed methods research is becoming increasingly popular in the health and social science disciplines. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the varieties of mixed methods designs. We begin by situating mixed ...
    • Mixed Methods Research: Positivism Dressed in Drag?

      Giddings, L (AUT University; SAGE, 2006)
      The claim that mixed methods is the third methodological movement of the twentieth century could have unexpected consequences for the future of research in the social sciences and health disciplines. Implied is a belief ...
    • Oral Healthcare for Older People: 'i Can't Afford Not to Go to the Dentist, but Can I Afford It?'

      Giddings, L; McKenzie-Green, B; Buttle, L; Tahana, K (AUT University; New Zealand Medical Association, 2008)
      Aim The purpose of this study was to examine challenges older people encounter in maintaining satisfactory oral health status. Method This interpretive qualitative study involved 19 in-depth interviews with participants ...
    • Taking it into account: caring for disabled mothers during pregnancy and birth

      Payne, DA; Guerin, B; Roy, D; Giddings, L; Farqhar, C; McPherson, K (Springer, 2014)
      BACKGROUND: Although more disabled women are pursuing motherhood over time, little is known about their needs and experiences in achieving this goal. METHODS: A 3-phase study was designed with the aim of identifying ways ...