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Broadening the evidence base and the mind when thinking about mixed methods research
  1. Rachel Shaw
  1. School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Rachel Shaw
    School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK;{at}

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On behalf of my coauthors, Dr Michael Larkin and Professor Paul Flowers, and I would like to thank Dr Pierre Pluye for his letter in response to our article.1 Dr Pluye supported our argument that a broader evidence base is needed in evidence-based healthcare. He provided the readers of this journal with important additional information which updates them on the progress in the area of mixed studies reviews and further detail about the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT).2

Since writing our …

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