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.

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)

 

 

Program where course next likely to be offered: 
Master-class October 2018: Mixed Methods Research Design