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  • 20 Sep 2019 9:30 AM | Donggil Song (Administrator)

    PDF (see attached)

    The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) is proud to announce the schedule for Seasons 1 and 2 of the MMIRA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Paid MMIRA members can sign up to join the MOOC for no additional cost. MMIRA membership will be verified by the MOOC enrollment manager at the time of being added to the MOOC. MMIRA members will need to submit a new enrollment request form for each season they are interested in viewing. The MOOC registration form can be found in the "Member Resources" tab on the MMIRA website when you are logged in (http://mmira.wildapricot.org/member_resources). If you are not a MMIRA member, please join here: http://mmira.wildapricot.org/page-1514649.

    Season 1 will take place from October 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. Users registered for the MOOC will have access to the 10 modules listed in the schedule during that time. Users can work through those modules at their own pace during that time period. Season 2, with 10 new modules, will be open starting April 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. (During the down time between seasons, no modules will be accessible while the content management team posts the new modules.) The module schedule for the next seasons will be announced in 2020. This schedule will include some repeated and some new modules. 

  • 28 Mar 2019 12:33 PM | Cheryl Poth

    Trinidad Mixed Methods Research Conference_flyer.pdf

    Third Regional Mixed Methods Research Conference in the Caribbean

    Dates: March 26-28, 2019

    Theme: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches: Tensions, Challenges and Possibilities

    Location: The University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

    Hosts:  The Mixed Methods International Research Association-

    Caribbean Chapter (MMIRA-CC) together with the Schools of

    Education (Cavehill, Mona and St. Augustine), Sir Arthur Lewis

    Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Schools of

    Nursing (Mona and St. Augustine), Arthur Lok Jack Global

    School of Business, Centre for Language Learning, Faculty of

    Medical Sciences (St. Augustine) and the Department of

    Government (Mona) present the 2019 Mixed Methods

    Conference in Trinidad and Tobago.

    Keynotes: Prof. John Creswell, Associate Prof. Cheryl Poth, and Prof. Anthony Onwuegbuie

    Call for abstracts:  Please submit abstracts that highlight Mixed Methods research

    including doctoral research and works-in-progress that use or

    plan to use a Mixed Methods approach.

    Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October, 2018

    Conference registration opens: 15 August, 2018

    For further information and guidelines on abstract submission

    Please visit the conference website: http://conferences.sta.uwi.edu/mmiracc/

    Email: mixedmethodsconf2019@sta.uwi.edu

    Telephone:1-868-687-8151 (Dr. Vimala Kamalodeen – Conference Chair)

  • 17 Jul 2018 8:24 PM | Cheryl Poth

    International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches: Re-Launch


    The team of Editors are excited to announce the re-launch of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (IJMRA).


    Initially launched by James H. Davison (former Publishing Director) and published by eContent Management Pty Ltd, the current editor team comprise the following: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and John H. Hitchcock (Editors-in-Chief), R. Burke Johnson (Co-Editor), Brigitte Smit (Co-Editor), Vanessa Scherman (Media Editor), and Donggil Song (Managing Editor).


    Published by Dialectical Publishing Inc.IJMRA, alongside the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR), is a premiere outlet for innovative and seminal work in the field of mixed methods research. However, unlike JMMRIJMRA also is a premiere outlet for innovative and seminal work in the field of multimethod research.


    The IJMRA first issue, which has just been launched, is an inaugural special issue entitled “Mixed Methods Manifesto.” This issue contains 2 editorials and 43 exceptional articles written by many of the leading authors in the field of mixed methods research, including but not limited to the following:


    Michael Quinn Patton, John Creswell, Mike Fetters, Joseph Maxwell, Burke Johnson, Donna Mertens, Kathy Collins, John Hitchcock, Tony Onwuegbuzie, Vicki Plano Clark, Nataliya Ivankova, Katrin Niglas, Brigitte Smit, José F. Molina-Azorin, Pat Bazeley, Cheryl Poth, Elizabeth Creamer, Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Bonnie Nastasi, Vanessa Scherman, Isadore Newman, Pierre Pluye, Michael Bamberger. Stephen Gorard, Manfred Max Bergmann, Judith Schoonenboom, and Mandy Archibald.


    The whole issue has been made open access, giving everyone free and full access to likely the largest ever special issue ever published—which is of handbook length (665 pages)—thanks to all the contributors! 


    The link for our inaugural special issue, entitled, Mixed Methods Manifesto, is as follows:





    Call for Manuscripts


    Please view the IJMRA website: <http://www.ijmra.org>. Of particular note, this website contains a comprehensive set of evidence-based writing resources that help authors to write with discipline <http://ijmra.org/index.php/evidence-based-writing-resources/>. For example, this link contains open-access articles that help authors avoid committing American Psychological Association (APA) errors in the abstract, the body of the manuscript, the reference list, and the table sections of empirical and non-empirical manuscripts submitted to a journal for review for possible publication—as well as articles on the most common grammatical errors and link words used, and on the importance of paying attention to the readability of manuscripts. These articles demonstrate that authors are statistically and practically significantly more likely to have their manuscripts rejected for publication if they do not write with discipline.


    We hope that you will consider submitting your future manuscripts to IJMRA. IJMRA publishes empirical, methodological, theoretical, conceptual, historical, and humanistic discussions related to multimethod research and mixed methods researchIJMRA’s scope includes innovative mixing, combining, and integrating of quantitative and/or qualitative methods, methodologies, designs, sampling, analyses, epistemologies, axiologies, and stakeholder perspectives and standpoints. Moreover, the goal of IJMRA is to disseminate a broad set of approaches that facilitate understanding of complex social, behavioral, health, educational, historical, and political concerns pertaining to the human condition and natural world. The IJMRA Editors invite manuscripts from a wide variety of international perspectives, including academics, practitioners, stakeholders, and policymakers from across the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences.


    A particular focus of IJMRA is to advance integration techniques in both multimethod research and mixed methods research. As such, IJMRA is not only applicable for mixed methods researchers but also is applicable for qualitative researchers and quantitative researchers.


    We are particularly in need of quality articles to publish in our December 2018 (i.e., Volume 10, Issue 2) and April 2019 (i.e., Volume 11, Issue 1) issues. Therefore, if you submit a quality manuscript soon, you could see your work published within several months!


    For submitting manuscripts for consideration for publication in the IJMRA via ScholarOne, please use the following link:




    Thank you for your consideration.


    Warmest regards,


    Tony and John


    Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Ph.D., P.G.C.E., F.S.S.
    Editor-in-Chief, IJMRA

    Dialectical Publishing


    John H. Hitchcock, Ph.D.

    Editor-in-Chief, IJMRA

    Dialectical Publishing

  • 11 Jul 2018 8:27 AM | Elizabeth G. Creamer (Administrator)

    Australasian Pacific MMIRA Regional Conference 2019. 4th to 6th of December 2019 Expanding Conceptual and Methodological Boundariesheld at Massey University, in Wellington New Zealand. Conference co-chairs: Peter Rawlins, Massey University, New Zealand and

    Tambri Ann Housen, The Australian National University

  • 30 Apr 2018 10:49 AM | Cheryl Poth

    Call for Papers

    Thematic Issue: "Qualitative Content Analysis" (September 2019)

    Guest Editors

    Markus Janssen (University of Education Weingarten, Germany), Christoph Stamann (University of Education Weingarten, Germany), Margrit Schreier (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany), Thomas Dahl (Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Norway) & Trevor Mutton (University of Oxford, UK)


    Qualitative content analysis is a highly popular method for analyzing qualitative data in many social science disciplines. It has emerged as feasible and applicable to a wide range of topics and contexts. Nevertheless we argue that there is a need for a special issue on qualitative content analysis. Why should this be the case?

    In spite of—or precisely because of—the widespread use of the method, there are many open questions concerning its application; there is a need for systematizing the different approaches to qualitative content analysis; there is great potential for further development; and there is a need to address some of the important critique of the method that has been raised. All of these necessitate further discussion from an applied, a procedural, and a methodological perspective.

    See the attached: FQS_CfP_QIA-e.pdf

  • 26 Apr 2018 3:11 PM | Cheryl Poth

    *NEW* PLAN TO ATTEND: Hosted by our affiliate the Center for Executive Education, School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, in collaboration with University of Management and Technology is organizing 3rd International SME Conference,will held on 25-26 April, 2018. Authors can send empirical and conceptual papers as well as case studies and development initiatives. Please submit your manuscripts at submissions@smeconference.com.pk . Last date of submission is March 15, 2018. Abstracts of all selected papers will be published in Conference Proceedings in online and hard-copy formats. With consent of authors, top 5 papers – based on reviewers’ evaluation – will be published in Volume 5, Issue 1 of SMEDA Research Journal (ISSN: 2220-7570). Research grant, worth Rs. 15,000 per paper, will be awarded to all accepted papers being presented during the conference. For further details Please visit https://smeda.org/smeconference/

  • 16 Apr 2018 12:16 PM | Cheryl Poth

    Mixed Methods Research SIG Business Meeting: Panel About Special Journal Issues Focused on Mixed Methods

    Mon, April 16, 6:15 to 7:45pm, Westin New York at Times Square, Ninth Floor, Palace Room

    The business meeting will feature a panel discussion about special journal issues focused on mixed methods research. The invited panelists will include editors who have recently conceptualized and led the development of a special issue on mixed methods research. Editors will introduce their chosen journal, describe their motivation for initiating the special issue, and discuss their process for requesting proposals and finalizing the included articles. The panel will conclude with a discussion about the role of special issues for advancing mixed methods research within disciplinary communities and advice for those interested in proposing a special issue or submitting their mixed methods work for consideration in a special issue. We welcome all those interested in learning more about mixed methods research!

  • 13 Apr 2018 3:12 PM | Cheryl Poth

    Division D Preconference Workshop 3: Writing the Methods Chapter of the Dissertation Proposal

    Fri, April 13, 10:05am to 12:00pm, Westin New York at Times Square, Ninth Floor, Pearl Room


    The methods chapter of a dissertation proposal is in many ways the scientific heart of the dissertation; however writing a methods chapter can be a challenging task. You are expected not only to describe the study design, sampling, data collection, and analysis, but also to provide a thoughtful justification for your choice of research strategy and methods to best address the research problem of interest. This workshop is designed to address this challenge and to provide guidance on how to write an effective methods chapter. Presenters with extensive experience in advising on dissertations studies in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research will provide helpful tips for how to structure the chapter content in a cohesive and logical manner and how to explain and support the choice of the methods. Participants will be able to develop a detailed outline of the methods chapter for the dissertation study.


    Jessica DeCur Gamby, North Carolina State University

    Pam Moss, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

    Nataliya Ivankova, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • 22 Feb 2018 12:17 PM | Cheryl Poth

    Registration is open for the 2018 cohort of the Web-based Certificate in Mixed Methods Research at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. This 30-hour online program, taught by Daphne Watkins, PhD, is designed for researchers and practitioners in social work, nursing, psychology, public health, anthropology, political science, sociology, education, and other applied fields who are interested in learning more about the integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and data, commonly used data collection methods and procedures, popular data analysis techniques used in the applied professions, and effective approaches to research conducted in practice settings. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing each participant's ability to critique theoretical foundations of research, form qualitative and quantitative research questions, create study designs that answer mixed methods research questions, and integrate qualitative and quantitative datasets for analysis and interpretation. Program runs Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 6-8pm ET. Offers 30 hours of social work continuing education. Register at ssw.umich.edu/r/mixed-methods-research. 

  • 20 Feb 2018 1:42 PM | Cheryl Poth

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: World Education Research Association (WERA) World Congress (Cape Town, South Africa 3 - 5 August 2018) Reimaging Worldwide Education Reseach. Submission deadline: 20 of February 2018. For further information on the WERA World Conference, including information on lodging, workshops, special tours and events, and so forth, visit the conference website for call For submission questions, please email the WERA World Congress at admin@wera2018.co.za

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