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  • 17 Jul 2018 8:24 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    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:

     

    http://ijmra.org/inaugural-special-issue/

     

     

    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:

     

    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rmra

     

    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



  • 17 Jul 2018 8:23 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Volunteers needed to chair sessions at the MMIRA 2018 conference in Vienna!

     

    Dear Mixed Methods community,

    If you are interested in chairing a session, please have a look at the schedule:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U7f8W78Axu7YfUKb_FoAZyO31LeLgEj0cyAt750mPUw/edit?usp=sharing

    to choose the field and topic which fits you best. We really hope to welcome you as a chair at the conference in August. Introducing the presenters and keeping track of the timeframe will be the main tasks of the 90 -minute session.

    To sign up simply choose one of the yellow boxes in the online document, write your name in it and send an informal email to mmira2018@univie.ac.at.

     

    Many thanks in advance and greetings from Vienna,

    Judith Schoonenboom and Heinz Ganser


  • 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

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:29 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Event: Summer Institute in Mixed Methods in Health Research

    Part of the Summer Institute in Innovative Methodologies

     

    Location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

     

    Dates: July 9 to 13, 2018

     

    Website: https://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/summer-institute/mixed-methods-health-research

     

    Description:

     

    The 5-day Summer Institute in Mixed Methods in Health Research is co-organized by the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Family Medicine. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to conduct or evaluate mixed methods research, a powerful methodology to address the growing complexity of research questions relating to human health and wellbeing. Coached by a team of mixed methods researchers, participants will have several opportunities to develop practical skills in the conduct of mixed methods.

     

    Montreal has been named the world’s #1 university city (QS Best Student Cities ranking 2017), with particularly strong ratings for arts and culture, friendliness, diversity and affordability. And it’s home to Canada’s top University: McGill. Come experience this exceptional setting while you learn about mixed methods research this summer!

     


  • 02 Jul 2018 10:03 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    PLAN TO ATTEND: A two-day workshop on the "Mixed methods research in language assessment validation studies". The workshop will be presented as a pre-conference event at the 40th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The workshop is scheduled for presentation on July the 2nd and 3rd 2018 LINK here or cut and paste (http://www.iltaonline.com/page/2018PreconEvents). Day 1 of this workshop provides a close to centennial (1920-2018) overview of a major concept in (language) testing and assessment, that is, validity. A discussion of the development of the concept over time and the main schools of thoughts on validity will be presented and discussed. On Day 2, we will focus on the methodological issues in language testing validation studies. An overview of mixed-methods research (MMR) and its development from a compatibility hypothesis will be presented and discussed. The congruence between a unitary and complementarity conceptualisation of validity as multi-faceted, and the complementarity purpose of MMR will be particularly highlighted and discussed. Sample of validation studies with a MMR orientation will be presented and discussed to show case the above-mentioned congruence between conceptual (ontological) and methodological levels of the validation studies. Contributed by Mehdi Riazi mehdi.riazi@mq.edu.au


  • 06 Jun 2018 4:29 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Title: Designing and Conducting a Mixed Methods Dissertation or Thesis


    Date: June 6 - 8, 2018


    Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


    Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth G. Creamer, President Elect, Mixed Methods International Research Association; Professor Emerita, School of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


    Presenters: University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program faculty including: Timothy Guetterman, PhD, Michael D. Fetters, MD, MPH, MA and John W. Creswell, PhD


    Description: Are you a student considering, planning, conducting, or writing a mixed methods dissertation or thesis? Join Dr. Creswell, Dr. Fetters, Dr. Guetterman and the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program for our summer workshop focused on the mixed methods dissertation/thesis process. 

    The purpose of this workshop is for participants to learn about state-of-the-art mixed methods research design and incorporate rigorous mixed methods components into their own dissertation/thesis project and writing. Participants at all stages of the dissertation/thesis process are encouraged to attend!

    The content of this workshop will address:

    ·             Selecting and working with your committee

    ·             Choosing a mixed methods design

    ·             Writing a purpose statement

    ·             Developing a figure illustrating the methods, design, procedures, and outcomes

    ·             Developing a joint display for merging the qualitative and quantitative data

    ·             Structuring a mixed methods dissertation, including the introduction, methods, results, and discussion

    ·             Turning a dissertation into publications

    ·             Creating a realistic timeline             


    Registration Fee: Student rate $1,200; group rate (5 or more) and international student scholarships available. 


    Contact Person: Satoko Motohara (smotohar@umich.edu


    Registration coming soonhttp://www.mixedmethods.org/


  • 06 Jun 2018 11:26 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Hosted by MMIRA affiliate University of Michigan


    Title: Designing and Conducting a Mixed Methods Dissertation or Thesis


    Date: June 6 - 8, 2018


    Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


    Presenters: University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program faculty including: Timothy Guetterman, PhD, Mike Fetters, MD, MPH, MA and John W. Creswell, PhD


    Description: Are you a student considering, planning, conducting, or writing a mixed methods dissertation or thesis? Join Dr. Creswell, Dr. Fetters, Dr. Guetterman and the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program for our summer workshop focused on the mixed methods dissertation/thesis process. 

    The purpose of this workshop is for participants to learn about state-of-the-art mixed methods research design and incorporate rigorous mixed methods components into their own dissertation/thesis project and writing. Participants at all stages of the dissertation/thesis process are encouraged to attend!

    The content of this workshop will address:

    ·             Selecting and working with your committee

    ·             Choosing a mixed methods design

    ·             Writing a purpose statement

    ·             Developing a figure illustrating the methods, design, procedures, and outcomes

    ·             Developing a joint display for merging the qualitative and quantitative data

    ·             Structuring a mixed methods dissertation, including the introduction, methods, 

                  results, and discussion

    ·             Turning a dissertation into publications

    ·             Creating a realistic timeline             


    Registration Fee: Student rate $1,200; group rate (5 or more) and international student scholarships available. 


    Contact Person: Satoko Motohara (smotohar@umich.edu


    Registration coming soonhttp://www.mixedmethods.org/ 


  • 05 Jun 2018 2:02 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    *NEW* UPCOMING WEBINARS: the fifth of our free monthly 2018 IIQM-MMIRA Joint Webinar Series is on June 5 (3pm EST): Peggy Shannon-Baker, Introducing Mixed Methods in Courses on Research Design - Registration is NOW OPEN HERE  Note: WEBINARS ARE ALSO ARCHIVED ON THE IIQM WEBSITE HERE

    The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how to incorporate mixed methods research (MMR) into research design courses in the social and behavioral sciences. Why and when should MMR be included, and more importantly how when such courses must also introduce other methodologies? This webinar addresses these questions sharing practical examples from my own face-to- face and online teaching, including what to stress (or leave for students’ self-directed learning or another course), how to select texts, and how to write and assess appropriate student learning outcomes. Audience members will receive presentation materials including syllabi, assignment guidelines, and rubrics.


  • 30 Apr 2018 11:49 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    CALL FOR PAPERS: for the topic "Qualitative Content Analysis" (September 2019) in the forum Qualitative Social Research / Forum Qualitative Social Research. 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). The editors seek methodological and practical contributions from a qualitative content analysis point of view or from the perspective of other methods to qualitative content analysis. Possible questions and topics could be, for example, the further systematization and innovation potential or possible further development needs of qualitative content analysis, its position within qualitative (social) research, the use of qualitative content analysis in various disciplines such as medicine, psychology, educational sciences, etc. Short field reports from research practice (1000 - 2500 words) can also be submitted. They should report on the handling of methodological challenges in the research process. Please submit your abstract by April 30, 2018 and send any questions you may have to Markus Janssen (janssen@ph-weingarten.de) and Christoph Stamann (stamann@ph-weingarten.de).

  • 30 Apr 2018 10:49 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    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)


    Background

    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



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