Online course introducing participants to mixed methods research in the health sciences Introduction to Mixed Methods Research - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Researchers who may want to apply a mixed methods-approach to their work.
  • MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or master's degree, with prior knowledge of quantitative methodologies (priority will be given to fellows and junior faculty)
Time Commitment
  • Online course work and assignments averaging two to three hours per week over eight weeks.
  • Free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
  • CTSA member: $360.00
  • Non-CTSA member: $450.00
Session dates
  • July 17 - September 11, 2019
Application due
  • 5:00pm on June 12, 2019

Introduction to Mixed Methods Research (MMR) is an online, eight-week course that offers an introduction to mixed methods research in the health sciences. Participants will learn how qualitative and quantitative data can be integrated to capture the perspectives of patients, providers, communities, or healthcare organizations in order to answer complex research questions. The course will also cover formulating research questions, collecting and analyzing different types of data, choosing the appropriate mixed methods designs, and interpreting mixed method research results.

Please note that there is a recommended textbook (retail $25) that course participants are responsible for purchasing, A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research.

Harvard Catalyst's Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its fifteen schools, and its nineteen academic healthcare centers.

Applicants not from an institution affiliated with Harvard Catalyst are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email course administrators.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Catalyst Education Program's policy requires full participation and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.