Master-class November 2017: Mixed Methods Research Design

This Master Class will examine the key features of mixed methods research designs. The course is designed for participants with an introductory-level understanding of qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

This 2 day course is being held in ACSPRI's Melbourne office.

 

 

Dates: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017
Course details:

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 9 November 2017 - Friday 10 November 2017
Week: 
Week 1
Course status: Course completed (no new applicants)
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 format: 

You will need to bring a laptop with you for the course, preloaded with Nvivo and SPSS.

If you don't have SPSS or NVivo installed on your laptop, Below are links for trial versions of the software. Please don't activate these trials until a couple of days before your course as they are time limited to 2 weeks & you will not be able to renew the trial on your laptop.

 

Trial SPSS - lasts 2 weeks only - don't activate until just before the course

Trial NVivo - lasts 2 weeks only - as above

 

Prices

(per course)

Member: 
$1,250
Non Member: 
$2,300
Full time student Member: 
$1,250
Venues: 

The ACSPRI Head Office is located at 763 Heidelberg Road, Alphington, just before the corner of Yarralea St.

 

Accommodation: 

The ACSPRI Office is only 20 minutes from the Melbourne's CBD via train. Accommodation located close to any of the City Loop train stations (Parliament, Melbourne Central, Spencer St, Flinders St and {on weekdays} Flagstaff) or other stations along the Hurstbridge Line will enable a very easy commute (see Transport below). We expect most visitors would appreciate staying quite centrally and there are numerous accommodation options. It is worth checking a travel website (expedia, tripadvisor, etc) to fine the best option for your budget and requirements, but we recommend staying close to a train station as per above.

 

Ivanhoe Quest Apartments are located 20 minutes walk east of the ACSPRI Office, along Upper Heidelberg Road.  You can also catch the train to Alphington Station from either Ivanhoe Station (2 stops - city direction) or Darebin Station (1 stop - city direction). You can also walk to Heidelberg Road (4 mins) take the 546 Bus to Yarralea Street, which is opposite our office.

 

 

Car Parking / Transport: 

Alphington Station is roughly 20 minutes from Melbourne Central (and other City loop stations) on the Hurstbridge Line and only a few minutes' walk from the ACSPRI office. There are also a number of bus lines that service the area. Bus services are very limited on weekends and the train is recommended. Click here for the journey planner.

 

By car, the quickest route for many local Melbournians will be via the Eastern Freeway and/or Chandler Hwy. From the CBD the Eastern Freeway from the Inner North will also probably be the quickest route. At that time on a weekend 20 minutes would allow plenty of time. Parking is usually available in Yarralea St or nearby but not on Heidelberg Road. 

 

Secure space is available to store bicycles at the office. The office is very close to Alphington Park, which backs onto the Yarra River and subsequently a vast network of Melbourne's bike paths.

 

 

Venue and Timetable: 

The course will run from 9am until 5pm both days.

Breaks are held at 10.30 - 11.00, 12.30 - 1.30 and 3.00 - 3.30. Lunch and a small morning and afternoon tea are provided both days. Depending on class consensus, breaks may be shortened to result in an early finish.