Integr Psychol Behav Sci. 2008 Sep;42(3):266-90. Epub 2008 Sep 16.
Gelo O, Braakmann D, Benetka G. Department of Psychotherapeutic Sciences, Sigmund Freud University-Vienna
Psychology has been a highly quantitative field since its conception as a science. However, a qualitative approach to psychological research has gained increasing importance in the last decades, and an enduring debate between quantitative and qualitative approaches has arisen. The recently developed Mixed Methods Research (MMR) addresses this debate by aiming to integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches.