Dr Judy Rose
This mixed method 3-day course, is designed for participants wanting to understand the principles and practicalities of combining qualitative and quantitative techniques.
Who should attend? This course is suitable for those new to mixed methods research along with those who have tried it before but would like to learn more.
Day 1. The course begins by reviewing key literature on the theoretical foundations of mixed methods research. This covers seminal papers that explain, justify and explore the challenges and benefits of using mixed methods approaches to address complex research problems pragmatically.
Day 2. Next, the course examines mixed method case studies including qualitatively-driven, quantitatively driven, and other mixed method designs (e.g. iterative, nested or embedded designs). We demonstrate options and provide suggestions for the sequencing and mixing of quantitative and qualitative components of a research project.
Day 3. We show how a common conceptual framework can be constructed to inform both qualitative and quantitative analysis, such as Bayesian statistical modelling, Structural Equation Models, or Bayesian Networks. This includes identification of variables and describing their relationships, as relevant to the research questions. We will pay attention to how the conceptual framework can be used to structure and guide the literature review, including its breadth and depth.
Format. We adopt a "flipped classroom' approach, which means that we set readings (of 1 or 2 papers) for each day of the course to help prepare your learning. In addition, we also use active learning methods that involve individual activities and small group work. The course provides the opportunity for participants to sketch out and workshop a mixed method design to accompany a research proposal.
Participants can choose to attend just one or all of the courses offered.
Registration is essential.
$550.00 per day (incl GST)