Introduction to Mixed Methods Research (Chapel Hill, NC)

Instructor(s):

  • Kathleen M. T. Collins, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

The term mixed methods research (MMR) refers to application and integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches at one or more stages of the research process. The purpose of this three-day interactive course is to introduce to new (e.g., doctoral students, junior faculty) and seasoned (i.e., limited experience conducting MMR) researchers an array of conceptual strategies and practical techniques for formulating, planning, and implementing a single MMR study or program of studies.

We will discuss definitions of MMR, objectives, purposes, and rationales for conducting a MMR study, writing MMR questions, and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and integrating qualitative and quantitative data. Frameworks and heuristics for developing a MMR design that fits the research question(s), selecting/constructing a mixed sampling design, and applying quality criteria throughout a MMR study will be emphasized. The course also will cover approaches for applying guidelines when reporting results and publishing tips for writing a MMR article.

Interspersed throughout the course will be interactive small group activities to engage the participants in the iterative process of conducting MMR. These activities will be structured as breakout groups, and they will be followed by whole group discussion led by the presenter. Participants are encouraged to bring to the course their own MMR project, such as a dissertation prospectus, funding proposal, an idea for a single study, or plans for implementing a program of research.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with MMR is not a prerequisite. Extensive introductory course materials will be provided.

Fee: Members = $1500; Non-members = $2800

Tags: mixed methods research

Course Sections

Section 1

Location: University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill, NC

Date(s): July 12 - July 14

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructor(s):

  • Kathleen M. T. Collins, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

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