passive voice use
How to improve the sentence, for example:A mixed-method approach was employed to collect the necessary data, a combination of quantitative.
A mixed-method approach was employed to collect the necessary data, a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodology.
If you want to avoid the passive voice, change the subject to the person who employed the approach:
"We employed a mixed-method approach, a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodology, to collect the data."
Or use "the investigators" or "the researchers" instead of "we."
Also, I would change the word order as I have done above. "A mixed-method approach" and "a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodology" are two descriptions that refer to the same thing, and have the same relationship to the rest of the sentence. These are said to be appositives of each other, and to make that relationship clear, they should appear next to each other in the sentence, separated by a comma.
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