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 the Head of the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University. She holds a BCom (Honours) and LLB from Monash University, and a Ph.D. from Deakin University. Nicola’s research 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. Nicola has taught qualitative and quantitative research methods at the postgraduate level for over 15 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 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.

 

 

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)