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Mixing It Up: an advanced level introduction to mixed methods research in health and social sciences

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February 2017 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Wolfson Research Exchange, room 2, Library, Library Road, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Dr Felicity Boardman and Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Mixed research methods are becoming increasingly used in the health and social sciences, and yet students often struggle with analysing and integrating their mixed qualitative and quantitative data sources.

This two day practical application-focused workshop will provide health and social science students with intensive training in mixed methods data analysis. It is aimed at PhD students who have either already collected, or plan to collect, both qualitative and quantitative data.

Day one will cover an introduction to key analysis strategies in mixed methods research (including separate, combined analyses and data transformation), with examples and activities using the workshop leaders’ data from previous mixed methods studies.

On day two, through the use of group and individual activities, students will get an opportunity to focus on their own data. They will each develop an analysis plan unique to their project, using the techniques taught on day one, and under the supervision of the workshop leaders, to be presented to the group at the end of day two.

(Word Document)Workshop timetable

To register for this workshop please use the booking form.

Please note that this workshop is already oversubscribed and so the booking form has been closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email ESRCdtc@warwick.ac.uk. Thank you.

Pre-requisites

As this is an advanced training workshop, we will assume a prior knowledge of the basic principles of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis (students to contact the workshop leaders if unsure whether their experience is sufficient for attendance).

We request that any attending students have either already collected, or plan to collect, both qualitative and quantitative data.

Students should attend with a mixed methods project in mind (even if it is not very well worked up yet). This will enhance your learning within the workshop. Attending withour a project in mind will severely limit what you will be able to take from at least one session of the workshop.

We also recommend that participants read the following paper before attending:

Onwuegbuzie, A. and N. Leech. 2006. Linking research questions to mixed methods data analysis procedures The Qualitative Report, 11 (3), 474-498.

Practical aspects

This is a two day event. Each day participants will be provided with drinks and lunch.

(Word Document)Workshop timetable

Students attending from other Universities may apply for one of a limited number of travel/accommodation bursaries. Please indicate your desire to do so within the booking form.

Please bring a highlighter pen and flip chart markers if you have them.