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Mixed Methods Research & Evaluation (EDUC90717)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90717
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of mixed methods research and evaluation. Topics that will be covered include: the emergence of mixed methods approaches; nature and purposes of mixed methods studies; choosing mixed methods designs; synthesis of mixed methods data; strengths and limitations of mixed methods research and evaluation projects. Practical aspects of the course will involve the design of a mixed methods study incorporating qualitative and quantitative data sources.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject it is expected that students should be able to:

  1. articulate the philosophical foundations and history of mixed methods research and evaluation;
  2. list the common purposes for using a mixed methods approach;
  3. identify and describe mixed methods design options;
  4. classify the main features and design choices of particular mixed methods studies;
  5. design basic mixed methods studies for specific situations; and
  6. characterise the benefits and challenges mixed methods studies in general and for specific studies.

Last updated: 18 June 2019