Workshop: Designing a Mixed Methods Study – February 8, 2013

Designing a Mixed Methods Study is geared toward investigators who are actively involved in designing and conducting a mixed methods study. Participants are asked to bring to the class a mixed methods project they would like to conduct, one they might design, or one actually completed.  After briefly introducing mixed methods and its core characteristics, the speaker will talk about designing key features of a mixed methods study, such as a title, the study aims, the research questions, including a mixed methods question, the design and notations, the data collection and analysis, and a diagram of the procedures to pull the project together.

At the end of the workshop, individuals will share their diagrams and talk about the design of their study.  Although this workshop does not cover all aspects of design, it covers many of the key features that would enable an individual to plan a mixed methods study for a proposal for extramural funding or for a graduate research project.  By the end of the workshop, the participants will have sketched out a reasonably complete plan for designing a mixed methods project or revising a current plan for such a project.

When: February 8, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm

Where: Center for Government and International Studies
Knafel K354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Capacity for this event is limited to 30 so please RSVP before February 4if you would like to attend, including your email address. Dr. Creswell asks that participants interested in attending this workshop also attend the lecture on February 6.

The QSS@Harvard project is a faculty initiative involving qualitative and mixed methods researchers from across Harvard’s schools to promote methodological innovation, teaching, and exchange. Started in 2008 with funding from the Provost’s Office, we organize events that bring the community of researchers together.  For more information please see our website.