Mixed Methods Research Methods and Designs (Virtual)

Research Methods Courses

Instructor: Manfred Max Bergman

Course Description

This short overview will teach participants when, how, and why to integrate a qualitative and a quantitative research component within one research design. In two half-day sessions, we will cover introductory and some advanced issues associated with this exciting research design. Each session will include lectures, exercises, and interactions with other participants. A reader will be provided to the participants. The minimum prerequisite for this course is a familiarity with either qualitative or quantitative research methods. Please prepare your participation by reading Mike Fetter’s introductory chapter “Identifying a topic, rationale, and potential feasibility issues for conducting mixed methods research or evaluation project” (2020).

15 July 2023 | 9:00-12:00 (UTC-3) 

The first part will cover mixed methods research design issues, theoretical assumptions, and justifications for mixed methods. The second and third parts will deal with qualitative and quantitative perspectives in a mixed methods research design. 

15 July 2023 | 13:00-16:00 (UTC-3) 

The fourth part of the course will explore practical problems and solutions to mixed methods research, while the fifth part will include newer developments associated with complex mixed methods designs, integration, joint displays, and publication strategies for mixed methods projects.