Profesional Development Workshop

Day 1: Tuesday, 13 September


Analytical Integration of Mixed Methods data: Why? When? How?

Session convener: Rebecca Johnson , University of Birmingham

The purpose of this workshop is to help participants explore three different approaches to analytical integration during a mixed methods study. Analytical Integration in this workshop refers to the combining of qualitative findings and quantitative results which have already been primarily analysed for use within a mixed methods study. The 1.5 hour workshop will include a seminar on three approaches to integrating data, followed by an applied session where participants consider the approaches in their own work, and work through how they would apply an integration approach in their own planned or current mixed methods study. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own analytical integration application by thinking aloud, discussing issues with other participants, considering alternatives, while receiving support from an experienced facilitator. This workshop is most suitable for participants who have some background knowledge of mixed methods, who are working on a mixed methods study or who plan to work on a mixed methods study. These approaches can be useful for researchers who wish to identify further insights in their data, who want to analyse their data in a more technical and replicable way, or who wish to extend the synthesis of mixed methods findings.