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:

  •     9.30am  - 11.00am: Zoom session (overview)
  •     11.00am- 11.15am: Break
  •     11.15am- 12.45pm: Zoom session (exercises incl.)
  •     12.45pm- 1.45pm: Lunch
  •     1.45pm  - 3.15pm:  Zoom session (exercises incl.)
  •     3.15pm  - 3.30pm: Break
  •     3.30pm  - 4.30pm: Zoom: Question/answer/revision

 

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

 
*This course will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC +11)
(ie Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra daylight savings time. There will be 5 different time zones to consider in Summer)

 

 
Master Class - runs over 2 days
Course dates: Thursday 9 December 2021 - Friday 10 December 2021
Instructor: 

Nicola McNeil is the Head of the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School.  Nicola is currently working on several research projects in the areas of gender and work, work-life balance and the impact of high performance work practices on employee wellbeing. She has received research grants and consultancies from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Australian Federal Government, VicHealth, industry partners and not-for-profit organisations.

Nicola is a leading educator and teaches classes in employment relations, human resource management and research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nicola is also an instructor for the Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) and offers courses on the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis and mixed methods research.

Venue: 
Online
Week: 
Week 1
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.
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Course fees
Early bird Member: 
$1,160
Early bird Non Member: 
$1,980
Early bird full time student Member: 
$720
Member: 
$1,480
Non Member: 
$2,280
Full time student Member: 
$1,280
Participant feedback: 

This was an excellent course that exceeded my expectations. I have taken away a great deal of useful knowledge. The provision of resources was especially good, and the ease of being able to download them straight from the chat function in Zoom was great. Would recommend. (2021)

 

I enjoyed the experience of undertaking this course on line. We had an exceptionally good tutor in

Nicola McNeil is the Head of the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School.  Nicola is currently working on several research projects in the areas of gender and work, work-life balance and the impact of high performance work practices on employee wellbeing. She has received research grants and consultancies from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Australian Federal Government, VicHealth, industry partners and not-for-profit organisations.

Nicola is a leading educator and teaches classes in employment relations, human resource management and research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nicola is also an instructor for the Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) and offers courses on the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis and mixed methods research.

and this made the process and content enjoyable and stimulating. Thanks (2021)

 

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)