|Date: April 11th, 2022
Time: 10am – 12pm
This new interactive workshop focuses on various approaches to data analysis commonly used in mixed methods research designs. Participants will learn how to address different research questions with the use of quantitative and qualitative data and apply their knowledge and perspective to come up with mixed methods study designs.
A message from the presenters:
Maria: “I think what is great about this workshop is that it changes the perception of qualitative and quantitative research methods as two separate approaches by showing that they can be used side-by-side and enrich data analysis. Even though many researchers tend to choose one side and stick to it, in this workshop we show that a person does not have to be an expert in statistics to apply quantitative tests or have experience in critical studies to try one of the qualitative methods. Moreover, we show how the research design may be addressed if we have mixed data, what research questions may be asked, how we can specify them based on previous findings, etc. ”
Amir: “Mixed methods analysis is a fascinating domain of research design with relevance to many fields across the humanities and social and health sciences. By designing this unique workshop, we assume that it is not sufficient to be familiar with qualitative and quantitative methodologies separately. As researchers, it is necessary to familiarize ourselves with existing approaches to integrating qualitative and quantitative analyses. It is also useful to practice how to approach the design of mixed methods analysis by experimenting with different combinations of methods in service of various research questions. Our workshop does just that, and we specifically designed it at an introductory level to invite graduate students from different backgrounds and different levels of experience. For me, the desire to design this workshop emerged from positive past experiences conducting mixed methods research and collaborating with scholars with various areas of methodological expertise. I am excited to revisit and extend such fruitful conversations.”