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Sheffield University Mixed Methods Education and Research (SUMMER)

Date - Thursday, 15th June 2017 (9:30 am - 5:30 pm)


Mixed methods are becoming increasingly popular among researchers, yet training opportunities are scarce. SUMMER is a FREE one-day workshop which aims to promote the rigorous and innovative use of mixed methods. The workshop will take place at Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) at the University of Sheffield. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

This workshop will consist of three sessions, each one targeting a different aspect of a mixed methods approach: 1) philosophical viewpoints; 2) study design and data collection and 3) integration, interpretation and presentation of mixed methods data.

As a result of this event a peer-learning network will be launched, which aims to facilitate ongoing discussion and exchange of good practice among researchers who are interested in mixed methods. Lunch will be provided.

Date: June 15th 2017

Timings:9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Venue: ICOSS

(Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences),

SMI teaching room, Level 2
The University of Sheffield
219 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP

Directions and map: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/icoss/contact


09.30-10.00 – Registration and coffee

10.00 – 12.00: Philosophical assumptions of mixed-method research – a panel discussion.   

Session presenters:

Dr. Murray Clark (Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University)

Prof. Sven Modell (Manchester Business School)

Session aim: To discuss ontological and epistemological assumptions related to using mixed methods.

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 15.00: Research design and best practices in collecting mixed method data.

Session presenters:

Prof. Jane Seymour (School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield)

Dr. Pallavi Singh (Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University)

Session aim: to get an overview of best practices and what to think about when collecting data using mixed methods

15.00 – 15.20: Coffee break

15.20 – 17.20: Integrating mixed methods data, analysis and interpretation.

Session presenters:

Prof. Victoria Wells (Sheffield University Management School)

Prof. Alicia O’Cathain (School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield)

Session aim: to provide an overview of different approaches on how and when to integrate the data (during the analysis, interpretation, etc.) and how to write it up; e.g. for a paper.

17.20 – 17.30: Presentation and subscription to the SUMMER Peer-Learning Network.

Booking and enquiries:

If you have any questions about the event please contact Caroline Verfuerth. To register for the event, please complete the booking form on our SUMMER Eventbrite page.