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Welcome to the public wiki 'Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool'

 

Aim of this WIKI: To enable collaborative work for developing a Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT).

 

The MMAT is intended to be used as a checklist for concomitantly appraising and/or describing studies included in systematic mixed studies reviews (reviews including original qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies).

 

The MMAT is a tool in constant development, and must be used with caution. The development of the MMAT is supported by a project called ‘Content Validity, Usability and Reliability of a Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT)’ (including workshops, presentations and fellowship/prize/grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR). The latest version  of the MMAT (version 2018) is now available.

 

For instance, you may state that the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool is:

  • Designed for systematic reviews that include qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies;
  • Efficient as it allows to use one tool for concomitantly appraising the most common types of empirical studies;
  • Addressing the quality of mixed methods studies (appraisal of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods components);
  • Based on a constructionist theory and a literature review;
  • Content validated using feedback from experts and workshops;
  • Pilot tested for reliability;
  • Already used worldwide for at least 100 systematic mixed studies reviews (to our knowledge). 

 

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Your feedback is important for us. If you have any comments, please let us know: pierre.pluye@mcgill.ca or quan.nha.hong@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Complementary information for designing, conducting, and reporting systematic mixed studies reviews: 

Wikitool: http://toolkit4mixedstudiesreviews.pbworks.com

Publication: Pluye, P. & Hong, Q.N. (2014). Combining the power of stories and the power of numbers: Mixed Methods Research and Mixed Studies Reviews. Annual Review of Public Health, 35, 29-45. Complimentary online access:  http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/eprint/qFxpDWrNzjzwjfkgtd4V/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182440 (Note from the journal: ‘Multiple distribution, publication or commercial usage of this copyrighted material requires submission of a permission request addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center (http://www.copyright.com/)').

 

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