A pragmatist argument for mixed methodology in medical informatics

Philip Scott, Jim Briggs

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The aim of this article is to advance the case of pragmatism as a research philosophy and to illustrate its applicability as a mixed methodology perspective in medical informatics. Epistemology is empirical not foundational. Pragmatism offers a practical starting point for a pluralist methodology. Medical practice is pragmatist, empirical, and situated. Medical informatics is a hybrid sociotechnical field that requires multimethod research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-241
JournalJournal of Mixed Methods Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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