Mixing methods for maximal meaning
This module will introduce students to the nature and design of mixed methods research. This module assumes students will have some experience in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies, as the focus will be on practical ways to combine the two to develop a variety of mixed methods studies. Students wanting to learn how to do qualitative and/or quantitative research should attend the Qualitative Research Methods and/or Introduction to Study Design & research Methods course. Participants on this mixed methods course will appreciate how research combining qualitative and quantitative approaches can give a deeper understanding of complex healthcare issues. They will learn how to design, implement and analyse a mixed methods study to answer their own clinical question.
The last date for receipt of complete applications is 17.00 on Friday, 13 January 2023. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
- critically examine the origins and key philosophical concepts involved with mixed methods research designs
- critically appraise the relative contributions of different methods and techniques of mixed methods research
- explore essential research skills for conducting mixed methods research in evidence-based health care
- design, analyse and assess survey and interview/focus group data
- design and critically appraise a mixed methods study
- appreciate the practicalities of creating and sustaining a research team
Comments from previous participants:
"I feel more confident in my ability to do mixed methods research"
"Overall a very interesting and informative course"
"I will never read the literature the same way now"
Read the blog 'The science of mixing research methods' written by Dr Sharon Mickan