Media and Digital Technologies for Mixed Methods Research in Public Health Emergencies Such as COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Using Interactive Radio–SMS for Social Research in Somalia

Riha, Johanna, Lopes, Claudia A., Ibrahim, Naima A. and Srinivasan, Sharath, (2021). Media and Digital Technologies for Mixed Methods Research in Public Health Emergencies Such as COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Using Interactive Radio–SMS for Social Research in Somalia. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 15(3), 304-326

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    Author Riha, Johanna
    Lopes, Claudia A.
    Ibrahim, Naima A.
    Srinivasan, Sharath
    Title Media and Digital Technologies for Mixed Methods Research in Public Health Emergencies Such as COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Using Interactive Radio–SMS for Social Research in Somalia
    Appearing in Journal of Mixed Methods Research
    Volume 15
    Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 2021-01-21
    Place of Publication Thousand Oaks
    Publisher SAGE journals
    Start page 304
    End page 326
    Language eng
    Abstract Radio shows which invite audience participation via short message service (SMS)—interactive radio–SMS—can be designed as a mixed methods approach for applied social research during COVID-19 and other crises in low and middle income countries. In the aftermath of a cholera outbreak in Somalia, we illustrate how this method provides social insights that would have been missed if a purely qualitative or quantitative approach were used. We then examine the strengths and limitations associated with interactive radio–SMS through an evaluation using a multimethod comparison. Our research contributes an application of a mixed methods approach which addresses a specific challenge raised by COVID-19, namely utilizing media and digital technologies for social research in low and middle income countries.
    UNBIS Thesaurus RESEARCH
    PUBLIC HEALTH
    RADIO
    SOCIAL RESEARCH
    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    Keyword Mixed Methods
    Emergencies
    COVID-19
    Lessons learned
    Interactive
    SMS
    Somalia
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
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