Term 3 - Online
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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:
- articulate the philosophical foundations and history of mixed methods research and evaluation;
- list the common purposes for using a mixed methods approach;
- identify and describe mixed methods design options;
- classify the main features and design choices of particular mixed methods studies;
- design basic mixed methods studies for specific situations; and
- characterise the benefits and challenges mixed methods studies in general and for specific studies.
Last updated: 2 December 2019