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Two Can be Better than One: Adapting Mixed Method Research Approaches to Digital Environments

The mixing of quantitative and qualitative research analysis methods offers power and flexibility that sometimes is not possible through simply focusing on one or the other. It is a research methodology that is adaptable to diverse settings, including those that involve teaching and learning in digital environments. This discussion will provide an overview of MMR, why/when you would want to use MMR as opposed to solely qualitative or quantitative and share some useful digital tools, including about using qualitative software. Using examples from research about learning in online environments, this webinar will elaborate the distinctions between integrated and non-integrated approaches to mixed method research. It will review the implications of the two approaches to our understanding of philosophical views about the nature of knowledge, analytical procedures, research expertise, how collaboration is approached, expectations for reporting, and quality considered.

This event is a part of the New Horizons in Digital Social Science Research series sponsored by Digital Scholarship & Communications (DiSC) at the Vanderbilt Libraries and is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, grad students, and postdocs.

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 5, 12:00–1:00p.m.

Location: Zoom



Dr. Elizabeth G. CreamerDr. Elizabeth G. Creamer

Dr. Elizabeth G. Creamer served on the Board of the Mixed Method Research Association (MMIRA), including as president, from 2013 to 2018. Now professor emerita, Creamer taught introductory and advanced mixed methods research courses from 2007 to her retirement in 2018.  She is the author of two textbooks, An Introduction to Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research (2018) and Advancing Grounded Theory with Mixed Methods. She has begun work on a third textbook, Leveraging Mixed Methods with Visual Displays.