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.
  • CTSA member: No fee
  • Non-CTSA member: $650.00
  • Recommended textbook; see below for details.
Session dates
  • July 18 - September 19, 2018
Application due
  • 5:00pm on June 29, 2018
The application process is closed.

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.

Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current students, faculty, or employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, or its seventeen academic healthcare centers, or students at Boston College School of Nursing or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants are accepted for a fee. For additional details, please email us.

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

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.