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Title: Use of mixed methods designs in substance research: a methodological necessity in Nigeria
Authors: Dumbili, EW
Keywords: Alcohol problems;Alcohol studies;Mixed methods;Nigerian University students
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Quantity and Quality, 48 (5), pp. 2841-2857, 2014
Abstract: The utility of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) is becoming increasingly accepted in health sciences, but substance studies are yet to substantially benefit from such utilities. While there is a growing number of mixed methods alcohol articles concerning developed countries, developing nations are yet to embrace this method. In the Nigerian context, the importance of mixed methods research is yet to be acknowledged. This article therefore, draws on alcohol studies to argue that mixed methods designs will better equip scholars to understand, explore, describe and explain why alcohol consumption and its related problems are increasing in Nigeria. It argues that as motives for consuming alcohol in contemporary Nigeria are multiple, complex and evolving, mixed method approaches that provide multiple pathways for proffering solutions to problems should be embraced.
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