Sergi Fàbregues Feijóo

Since 2008 I am working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Education of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. I hold a BA in Sociology and an MPhil in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and an MSc in Public and Social Policy from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University. I also have a PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

My research interests lie in the conceptualisation and assessment of quality in mixed methods research and in the use of QDA software in Social Sciences. Additionally, I am collaborating from a methodological standpoint in a variety of research projects looking at gender and ICT,  ICT use in schools, and cohousing for older people. Currently I am an associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.




ORCID: 0000-0003-1141-7613

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Recent publications

Inayat, S. [Shahzad] , Younas, A. [Ahtisham], Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], & Ali, P. [Parveen] (2024). Premature Closure of Analysis in Qualitative Research: Identifying Features and Mitigation Strategies. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 23. – OPEN ACCESS –

Molina Azorín, J. F. [José Francisco], Fàbregues Feijóo, S. [Sergi], Escalante Barrios, E. L. [Elsa Lucía]. (2024). Métodos mixtos de investigación. Integrando métodos cuantitativos y cualitativos. Ediciones Pirámide.

Chandanabhumma, P. P., Fàbregues, S., Oetzel, J., Duran, B., & Ford, C. (2023). Examining the influence of group diversity on the functioning of community-based participatory research partnerships: A mixed methods study. American Journal of Community Psychology. ISSN: 1573-2770.

Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], Sáinz, M. [Milagros], Romano, M. J. [María José], Escalante-Barrios, E. L. [Elsa Lucía], Younas, A. [Ahtisham], & López-Pérez, B-S. [Beatriz-Soledad] (2023). Use of mixed methods research in intervention studies to increase young people’s interest in STEM: A systematic methodological review. Frontiers in Psychology13

Fresán, U., Bernard, P., Fàbregues, S., Boronat, A., Araújo-Soares, V., König, L., Chevance, G. (2023). A pilot smartphone intervention aiming to promote a sustainable healthy diet: pre-registered study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 12: 41443. ISSN: 1929-0748. doi:

Guetterman, T., Molina-Azorin, J., Fàbregues, S. (2023). Editorial. The need to rigorously develop common quality guidelines for reporting mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 17(1), 6-11. ISSN: 1558-6898. doi:

Pujol-Busquets, G., Smith, J., Fàbregues, S., Bach-Faig, A., Larmuth, K. (2023). Community assessment for a low-carbohydrate nutrition education program in South Africa: A qualitative focus group study. Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. doi:

Sáinz, M. [Milagros], Upadyaya, K. [Katja], & Fábregues, S. [Sergi]. (2023). Editorial on the Research Topic Initiatives to raise young people’s interest and participation in STEM.  Frontiers in Psychology, 14:1151715.

Younas, A., Fàbregues, S., Durante, A., Escalante, E., Inayat, S.; Ali, P. (2023) Proposing the “MIRACLE” narrative framework for providing thick description in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. ISSN 1609-4069. doi:

Bach-Faig, A. [Anna], Wickramasinghe, K. [Kremlin], Panadero, N. [Natalia], Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], Rippin, H. [Holly], Halloran, A. [Afton], Fresán, U. [Ujué], Pattison, M. [Mary], Breda, J. [Joao] (2022) Consensus-building around the conceptualisation and implementation of sustainable healthy diets: A foundation for policymakers. BMC Public Health, 22, 1480. ISSN: 1471-2458.

Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], Mumbardó-Adam, C. [Cristina], Escalante-Barrios, E. [Elsa], Hong, Q-N. [Quan Nha], Edelstein, D. [Dick], Vanderboll, K. [Kathryn], & Fetters, M. [Michael]. (2022) Mixed Methods Intervention Studies in Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Methodological Review. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Peters, M. [Mitchell], Elasri-Eijaberi, [Amal], Martínez, M. J. [M. Jesús], & Fàbregues, S. [Sergi] (2022). Teacher digital competence development in higher education: Overview of systematic reviews. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 38(3), 117-134. ISSN: 1449-5554.

Peters, M. [Mitchell], Pérez, A. [Antoni], & Fàbregues, S. [Sergi] (2022). A systematic mapping of E-Learning research: An interdisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic perspective from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 20(4).

Sáinz, M. [Milagros], Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], Romano, M. J. [María José], & López, B-S. [Beatriz-Soledad] (2022). Interventions to increase young people’s interest in STEM. A scoping review. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 954996.

Younas, A. [Ahtisham], Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], Durante, A. [Ángela], & Ali, P. [Parven] (2022). Providing English and native language quotes in qualitative research: A call to action. Nursing Open, 9(1), 168–174.

Younas, A. [Ahtisham], Fàbregues, S. [Sergi], & Durante, A. [Angela] (2022) Approaches for educators to effectively teach research and research methods. Evidence-Based Nursing, 25(4), 114-115. ISSN: 1468-9618.

Younas, A. [Ahtisham]; Cuoco, A. [Angela]; Vellone, E. [Erco]; Fàbregues, S. [Sergi]; Escalante-Barrios, E. [Elsa], & Durante, A [Angela] (2022) Contextual coding in qualitative research involving participants with diverse sociocultural backgrounds. The Qualitative Report, 27(11), 2509-2527. ISSN: 1052-0147.

Escalante-Barrios, E., Fàbregues, S., Meneses, J., García-Vita, M., Jabba, D., Ricardo-Barreto, C., & Ferreira Pérez., S. P. (2020). Male-on-male child and adolescent sexual abuse in the Caribbean region of Colombia: A secondary analysis of medico-legal reports. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), 8248.

Fàbregues, S., Hong, Q-N, Escalante-Barrios, E., Guetterman, T., Meneses, J., & Fetters, M.  (2020). A methodological review of mixed methods research in palliative and end-of-life care (2014-2019). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), 3853.

Sainz, M., Martínez, J. L., Rodo, M., Romano, M. J., Arroyo, L., & Fabregues, S. (2019). Young Spanish People’s Gendered Representations of People Working in STEM. A Qualitative Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 996.

Müller, J., Fàbregues, S., Guenther, E. A., & Romano, M. J. (2019). Using Sensors in Organizational Research–Clarifying Rationales and Validation Challenges for Mixed Methods. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1188.

Sáinz, M., Fàbregues, S., Rodó-de-Zárate, M., Martínez-Cantos, J.L., Arroyo, L. & Romano, M.J. (2018). Gendered Motivations to Pursue Male-Dominated STEM Careers Among Spanish Young People. A Qualitative Study. Journal of Career Development. First Published September 24, 2018.

Fàbregues, S., Paré, M-H, & Meneses, J. (2018). Operationalizing and conceptualizing quality in mixed methods research: A multiple case study of the disciplines of education, nursing, psychology, and sociology. Journal of Mixed Methods ResearchDOI:10.1177/1558689817751774

Fàbregues, S. & Molina-Azorín, J. (2016). “Addressing quality in mixed methods research: A review and recommendations for a future agenda”. Quality and Quantity.1-17. ISSN.0033-5177. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-016-0449-4.

Fàbregues, S., Meneses, J., Rodríguez, D., Paré, M-H. (2016). Técnicas de investigación social y educativa. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

Sáinz, M., Meneses, J., Fàbregues, S., & López, B. (2016). Adolescents’ Gendered Portrayals of  Information and Communication Technologies Occupations. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 8, 2:  pp. 181-201.

Sáinz, M., Meneses, J., López, B-S., Fàbregues, S. (2016). “Gender stereotypes and attitudes towards ICT in a sample of Spanish secondary students”. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 74(3), 154-168. ISSN: 0360-0025.

Badia, A., Meneses, J., Fàbregues, S., Sigalés, C. (2015). “Factores que influyen en la percepción de los profesores de los beneficios educativos de la tecnología digital”. Revista Electrónica de Investigación y Evaluación Educativa, 21(2), art. 1.

Meneses, J., Fàbregues, S., Jacovkis, J., Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2014). “La introducción de las TIC en el sistema educativo español (2000-2010): Un análisis comparado de las políticas autonómicas desde una perspectiva multinivel”. Estudios sobre Educación, 27, 63-90. ISSN: 1578-7001.

Meneses, J., Fàbregues, S., Rodríguez, D., Ion, G. (2012). “Internet in teachers’ professional practice outside the classroom: Examining supportive and management uses in primary and secondary schools”. Computers & Education: An International Journal, 59(3), 915-924.


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