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I am designing a mixed methods data collection.  I want to conduct a
survey, free-list, and in-depth-interview of respondents.  What problems
might exist with doing these at the same time.  For example, I might embed
free list questions in a survey, or stop a survey and then do free-list, or
do the free-list first.  I might do a in-depth interview before or after
the survey.  I might use completely separate populations for each, however,
that will reduce my sample size.  I am concerned that the completion of a
survey might affect the free-list responses or vice-versa.

I would be interested in the communities thoughts on this issue as well as
any academic papers that have explored bias associated with this problem.



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