This half day workshop for researcher lead by Professor Martina Feilzer , Bangor University, will provide hands-on advanced engagement with matters related to mixed methods research (MMR). It will discuss the paradigms underpinning MMR, outline some of the principles to be considered –research design, triangulation, analyses – and provide an opportunity to use a mixture of quantitative and qualitative data to explore the advantages and limitations of MMR.
The workshop is designed for PhD students and ECRs who are working with mixed data sources, as well as those who are considering the mixing of data sources.
The discussion of data analyses, triangulation, etc. will be illustrated by using interview and survey data as well as contextual data – familiarity with SpSS would be an advantage.
The aims of the workshop are:-
To introduce participants to the value of mixed-methods research
To introduce participants to the paradigms underpinning mixed-methods research
To outline considerations in designing mixed methods research, analysing and triangulating data from quantitative and qualitative data sources
To offer participants the opportunity to use quantitative and qualitative data
To increase participants’ awareness of the advantages and limitations of mixed methods research
Martina’s paper on pragmatism and MMR has been widely cited across a range of disciplines and she regularly reviews papers and research based on mixed methods research.
Feilzer, M.Y. (2010). Doing mixed methods research pragmatically – implications for the rediscovery of pragmatism as a research paradigm. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Vol 4(1), 6-16