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Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)

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Mixed Methods Research Design (JARS–Mixed)

APA Style JARS for Mixed Methods Research (JARS–Mixed) includes both quantitative and qualitative research designs.

The JARS–Mixed guidelines developed in 2018 mark the first time APA Style has included mixed methods standards. They outline what should be reported in mixed methods research manuscripts to make the review process easier.

The seventh edition of the Publication Manual also includes content on mixed methods studies such as standards for journal article reporting, considerations for presenting the sequence of quantitative and qualitative studies, and recommendations for describing the integration of quantitative and qualitative aspects of the research throughout a paper.


To be used for all mixed methods studies

Last updated: January 2022Date created: May 2018