410.711.01 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN MIXED METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH
Introduces doctoral students to emerging discussions and applications of mixed methods research in public health. Explores mixed methods as a third research paradigm that involves the utilization of both quantitative and qualitative methods within a single inquiry to enhance the researcher's abililty to understand the problem at hand. Fosters synthesis of and engaged reflection on qualitative and quantitative research training. Specific topics include: history and language of mixed methods research; relevant paradigms and epistemological debates; mixed methods design and research questions; and analysis and dissemination considerations.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Interpret and use the language of mixed methods alongside the terminology of qualitative and quantitative designs.
Explain the paradigms that have informed the development of mixed methods research and to assess how those paradigms might influence the student’s own work.
Discuss the philosophical aspects of a variety of research approaches as a means to enhance their development as independent researchers.
Demonstrate an understanding of several typologies of mixed methods research.
Choose an appropriate mixed-methods design and analytic strategy to address a relevant public health problem.
Identify and understand relevant resoruces in the academic literature in order to continue learning new ideas and approaches for mixed methods research.
Apply mixed methods to an idea of professional interest and to develop a mixed methods research proposal related to that idea.
- Friday 9:00 - 11:50
Formal coursework or experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods