An Introduction to Mixed Methods Research Design: Online - (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.

 

This course is being held online via Zoom. 

 

The proposed schedule each day is:

  • 9.00am - 11.00am - Session 1
  • 1.00pm - 3.00pm - Session 2

Course notes will be sent out in advance and exercises will be provided over the 2 days.

 
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.

About this course: 

This Master-class is designed for participants with an introductory-level understanding of mixed methods research designs.

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;
  • key elements of mixed-method research;
  • crafting mixed methods research questions;
  • convergent parallel designs, including sampling and data collection and analysis considerations;
  • explanatory designs, including sampling and data collection and analysis considerations.

 

Day2:

Topics covered include: 

  • exploratory designs, including sampling and data collection and analysis considerations;
  • a brief review of other mixed-method designs;
  • mixed-methods analysis procedures;
  • quality considerations in mixed methods research;
  • guidelines for writing-up mixed-method methodologies.

 

 

Recommended Texts: 
  • Creswell, J.W. and Plano Clark, V.L. (2017) Designing and conducting mixed methods research. Third edition, London: Sage.
  • Tashakkori, A., Johnson, R.B and Teddlie, C. (2020) Foundations of mixed methods research. Second edition, London: Sage.
Participant feedback: 

Nicola was a great presenter. I appreciated seeing a wide range of examples from different subjects areas & using different approaches. (2018)

 

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)

 

 

Program where course next likely to be offered: 
Online Summer Program 2021