This workshop is open to students being supervised by a member of THRI; students enrolled in THRI get first preference.
‘Mixed methods’ is used as a generic term to describe research in which more than one approach is taken to answering the question/s asked in a particular study, resulting in the combination of multiple elements of design, types of data, and/or analysis strategies.
This approach, commonly identified as a third major movement in methodology, is widely regarded to have ‘come of age’ after years of debate about paradigmatic and methodological concerns. Strategies for implementation, and in particular for integrated analysis of data, are however, still in their infancy.
This program is designed to assist in the development of researchers’ awareness and skills with regard to mixed methods possibilities, issues and strategies.
- Review of the history and foundations of mixed methods research.
- Design strategies and issues.
- Integration and analysis of data in mixed methods research.
- Drawing conclusions and presenting results for varied stakeholders.
Facilitator: Dr Pat Bazeley
Pat Bazeley has a particular interest in mixed methods research, where she is exploring tools and techniques for integrating analyses of different forms of data, and the methodological implications of doing so. She was 2015-16 President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. Pat is currently on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and Qualitative Health Research, having served in the past as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. She has published books, chapters and articles on qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. She has also published on immunisation services, and on the career development and performance of researchers.Enquiries: THRI@westernsydney.edu.au