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
(Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences),
SMI teaching room, Level 2
The University of Sheffield
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.
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.
13.00 – 15.00: Research design and best practices in collecting mixed method data.
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.
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.
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