DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN MIXED METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
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.
Course DescriptionIntroduces 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.
Intended AudienceSecond-year and beyond doctoral students with interest with mixed methods research
Methods of AssessmentWeekly analysis of readings; discussant preparation for small-group assignment; annotated outline of research proposal involving application of a mixed methods approach to student research question of interest; class participation.
PrerequisitesFormal coursework or experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods
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