An Introduction to Mixed Methods Research Design - (2 days)

In this Master-class we will examine the key features of mixed methods research designs.

 

We will explore the different types of mixed method design; critically analyse the benefits and challenges associated with the design and implementation of each design type; and the analysis and write-up of mixed method studies.

 
Master Class - runs over 2 days
Instructor: 

Dr Nicola McNeil is a Senior Lecturer in the LaTrobe Business School, LaTrobe University.  She holds a BCom (Honours) and LLB from Monash University, and a PhD from Deakin University.  Nicola’s research interests explores the impact of human resource management practices on organisational performance and employee outcomes in a wide array of settings, including multi-national enterprises, healthcare and community organisations.  She is currently an Associate Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources and was a member of the ACSPRI Executive Committee from 2009-2014.  Nicola has taught qualitative and quantitative research methods at the postgraduate level for over 10 years, and has provided consulting services to State and Federally-funded research projects.

Venue: 
ACSPRI Office
Course dates: Thursday 26 July 2018 - Friday 27 July 2018
Week: 
Week 1
About this course: 

This Master-class is designed for participants with an introductory-level understanding of qualitative and quantative research techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to workshop their own mixed method designs during the class.

 

Course syllabus: 

Day 1:

Topics covered include:

  • Defining mixed methods research;
  • philosophical underpinnings of mixed method research;
  • selecting the appropriate mixed method design for your project;
  • convergent parallel designs;
  • explanatory and exploratory sequential designs;
  • examples of mixed method studies.

 

Day2:

Topics covered include: 

  • embedded mixed method designs;
  • transformative designs;
  • multi-phase designs;
  • further examples of mixed method studies;
  • analysing and interpreting data in mixed method research;
  • validation and evaluation techniques;
  • guidelines for writing-up mixed method designs.

 

 

Course Fees:
All courses at a given program have the same fee structure, but fees vary depending on whether your organisation is an ACSPRI Member and whether there are Early Bird Discounts available at the time. The prices for this program are available on the program page.
Participant feedback: 

Good foundation information following by interactive tasks which helped with consolidation of knowledge gained (2017)

 

Exactly what I was looking for - an updated of MM design and application to merging quant & qual data (2017)

 

Has met my expectations in terms of developing knowledge of MMR, terminolgy, tools and designs (2017)