The capability to use mixed methods appropriately has become vital for health-related research, whether undertaken as part of postgraduate study or within the healthcare setting.
This five day intensive course aims to introduce participants to mixed (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and research skills necessary to put mixed methods into practice, both for evidence review and empirical studies.
This course is designed for those who have some experience or knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in health research. It is suitable for PhD students, research active/interested health and social care professionals as well as more experienced researchers wishing to expand their skill set. The course is as an accredited course leading to a University of Warwick Postgraduate Award (PGA Qualification), 20 CATs.
The course is structured around three overarching themes:
1) Introduction and core principles of mixed methods research
2) Data analysis, transformation and integration
3) Synthesis and pragmatic approaches to mixed methods research.
Within the three themes, key areas such as developing a mixed methods research question, using and developing your mixed methods design, approaches to sampling, data collection and analysis and mixed methods publishing and reviewing will be covered.
Students undertaking this module will be required to have successfully completed at least one module on quantitative research methods related to health (for example, Epidemiology and Statistics) and one module on qualitative research methods related to health (for example, Qualitative Research Methods in Health) or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience (for example, published a research paper using one of the research approaches).
- This is a core option module on the MSc in Health Research
- MSc not for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information.
Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.
Students who are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are required to take 10 CATS of Mixed Methods as part of their degree. We have split the above course into the two 10-CAT modules below and you will need to choose one of these courses to study.
Mixed Methods Design (MH943-10) - 10 CATS
This module aims to introduce students to the mixed methods paradigm of enquiry and highlights both the opportunities and challenges associated with adopting this approach.
Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration (MH944-10) - 10 CATS
This module aims to introduce students to the core principles of mixed methods analysis, commonly used analysis techniques and the opportunities and challenges associated with analysing qualitative, quantitative and mixed data to answer a single research question.
Tel: 024 76522035
Felicity Boardman / Jenny Harlock
2 days: 25/02/2019- 26/02/2019 &
2 days: 13/05/2019 - 14/05/2019
3-4,000 word assignment to be submitted 8 weeks following the taught sessions
Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration - 01/04/2019
Mixed Methods Design - 14/01/2019