This is an accredited online course for researchers interested in mixed methods. The course has a strong conceptual and theoretical component but it aims to be practical and highlight important aspects of research design. It analyses the key advantages and challenges of mixed methods research by critically discussing a series of research projects based at different social science departments at the University of Oxford.
Participants will be encouraged to share, explain and discuss the methodological challenges of their own research. The final online workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss participants’ own research with the course tutor and their peers.
Indicative topics include:
- Varieties of mixed methods research: a critical introduction
- The first question: Why (not) mixed methods?
- A simple plan: how to design a mixed methods research project?
The course is primarily (but not exclusively) designed for researchers who are currently developing research plans.
Available free of cost to all DPhil students at the University of Oxford, although places are limited. In addition to their application, all DPhil students at the University of Oxford will be required to have a supporting letter from their supervisor.