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Table 2 The key emerging themes

From: An integrative review on methodological considerations in mental health research – design, sampling, data collection procedure and quality assurance

Theme Sub-theme Na Papers
Mixed methods design in mental health research Categorizing mixed methods 4 (19) (18) (43) (48)
Function of mixed methods 6 (45) (42) (48) (19) (18) (43)
Structure of mixed methods 5 (43) (19) (18) (42) (48)
Process of mixed methods 5 (48) (43) (42) (19) (18)
Consideration for using mixed methods 3 (19) (18) (45)
Qualitative study in mental health research Considering qualitative methods 6 (32) (36) (19) (26) (28) (44)
Sampling in mental health research Sampling approaches (quantitative) 3 (35) (34) (25)
Sampling approaches (qualitative) 7 (28) (32) (46) (19) (42) (30) (31)
Sampling consideration 4 (30) (31) (32) (46)
Data collection in mental health research Approaches for collecting qualitative data 9 (28) (41) (30) (31) (44) (47) (19) (40) (34)
Consideration for data collection 6 (32) (37) (31) (41) (49) (47)
Preparing for data collection 8 (25) (33) (34) (35) (39) (41) (49) (30)
Quality assurance procedures Seeking informed consent 7 (25) (26) (33) (35) (37) (39) (47)
Procedure for ensuring quality control (quantitative) 5 (49) (25) (39) (33) (38)
  Procedure for ensuring quality control (qualitative) 4 (32) (37) (46) (19)
  1. Na number of papers