Use of concurrent mixed methods combining concept mapping and focus groups to adapt a health equity tool in Canada

Cover of evaluation and program planning volume 61This article is set to be published on April 2017 in the Volume 61 of Evaluation and Program Planning and is already available online in open access. It was written by Anne Guichard, Émilie Tardieu, Christian Dagenais, Kareen Nour, Ginette Lafontaine and Valéry Ridde and it focuses on the combined use of concept mapping and focus groups to adapt a health equity tool in Canada. You can download the article hereunder. (more…)

Application and challenges to the use of mixed methods in health systems research.


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Last Wednesday, November 16, Valéry Ridde and her colleagues Manuela De Allegri, Quan Nha Hong, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay and Nicolas Ortiz Ruis organized a session on mixed methods at HSR 2016 (Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research), which took place in Vancouver throughout the whole week. The session, entitled “Application and challenges to the use of mixed methods in health systems research” was presented under the theme “Future learning and evaluation approaches for health system development”.

Through a mix of presentations and active group participatory approaches, this session aimed at identifying experiences, challenges, and solutions related to the application of mixed methods protocols in health systems research across a variety of settings in high, low and middle income countries.

With more than 60 participants, this session was a success, and the presentations made during this session are presented below, at the request of the participants.


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For references, you can refer to our wikitools here (or here in its french version), as well as the ARPH paper: Pierre Pluye & Quan Nha Hong (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. A webinar on mixed-methods published online by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology is also available here.

It can be downloaded free of charge here. Please note that this URL is for your own personal use: “Any further/multiple distribution, publication, or commercial usage of this copyrighted material requires submission of a permission request addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center“.  The review was submitted to Systematic Reviews (open access journal) but is not published yet.






DECIDE: a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso

This article, first published online on October 24, 2016 in the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal, was co-written by Charles Kaboré (correspondant author), Valéry Ridde, Séni Kouanda, Ludovic Queuille, Paul-André Somé, Isabelle Agier and Alexandre Dumont. The DECIDE trial is a cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso. The artice is available to download below.  (more…)