Guidance documents

Developing and evaluating complex interventions: new guidance

Developing and evaluating complex interventions: new guidance is a 2008 document produced by MRC with the aim of helping researchers to use the most appropriate methods in their research.

► Developing and evaluating complex interventions: new guidance, 2008 (PDF)

MRC Methodology Research Programme output

The projects funded by the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Methodology Research Programme (MPR) are listed online; some of these may provide helpful pointers when designing your research proposal.

► Medical Research Council (MRC) database of studies (external webpage)

Mixed methods research

‘Mixed methods research: a discussion paper’ by Julia Brannen defines and sets out the rationale for mixed methods research, and goes on to discuss combining methods in the research design phase.

► Mixed methods research paper, 2004 (PDF)