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Mixed Methods for Health Research

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 intensive course aims to introduce participants to mixed (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies.

The course is split into two 10 CAT modules:

  • Mixed Methods Design (MH943-10)
  • Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration (MH944-10)

All students who opt to study Mixed Methods must study both of these modules, except Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded students, who are required to take 10 CATS of Mixed Methods as part of their degree and can choose one of these two modules. Futher information for ESRC-funded students can be found here.


Mixed Methods for Health Research course content

Mixed Methods for Health Research 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).

Options:

Induction module

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.

Information for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded students

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.

 

Key Facts

Contact:

Dolores Towers, Anna Scott

Tel: 024 76522035

Leader

Rebecca Johnson

Deputy Lead
Felicity Boardman


Mixed Methods Design

Duration
2 day intensive course

Assessment
An online submission of an oral presentation

CATS 10


Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration

Duration
2 day intensive course

Assessment
2,000 word written assignment

CATS 10


Next course:

Mon 25 Feb '19
25/02 - 26/02: Mixed Methods Design
Mon 13 May '19
13/05 - 14/05: Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration

Application Deadlines:

Mixed Methods Analysis and Integration - 01/04/2019

Mixed Methods Design - 14/01/2019


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