• 30 Apr 2018 8:31 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    PLAN TO APPLY: This post-doc position requires MMR experience! Tallinn University (Estonia) invites applications for Postdoctoral Researcher position in Workplace Learning and Teacher Professionalization in the Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation, School of Educational Sciences, on 1 September 2018 (the expected start date is negotiable and the duration of the contract is 24 months). See Postdoctoral Researcher in Workplace Learning and Teacher Professionalization (EURAXESS Job Offer id: 292532). Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018.

  • 27 Apr 2018 9:16 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Dear MMIRA community,

    As graduate students who work with mixed-methods research designs, we have found that there has been little discussion about whether or how issues of reproducibility apply in mixed-methods research. We are circulating a survey to our professional peers to collate opinions on these issues and best practices for reproducibility in mixed-methods research.  

    You can access the survey here: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XDp511VI1ma2S9

    The survey will be active until April 27th, 2018. It may take anywhere from 5-30 minutes of your time, depending on how much you choose to contribute. We also welcome you to contact us directly to discuss this project or issues of reproducibility more generally. 

    Many thanks,


    Hollen Reischer and Raffles Cowan




    Foley Center for the Study of Lives

    Northwestern University

  • 26 Apr 2018 3:11 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    *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 (Administrator)

    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 (Administrator)

    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

  • 08 Apr 2018 9:18 AM | Elizabeth G. Creamer (Administrator)

    This interactive, problem-centered day-long workshop introduces ideas for creative ways to mix qualitative and quantitative approaches in a mixed methods research project. This course is appropriate for graduate students and early career researchers with little or no prior knowledge of mixed methods research practice. The principal purpose of the course is to use a problem-oriented activity to generate creative ideas about ways to integrate qualitative and quantitative data during analysis. Objectives for the course include to (a) review the distinctions between multi-method, mixed method, and fully integrated mixed method research; (b) distinguish major reasons for using a mixed method approach; and (c) describe strategies for mixing at all phases of the research process, including at the design and sampling stage, and analysis. Participants completing the course should come away with a head full of ideas about creative ways to integrate qualitative and quantitative data.  A pre-course assignment is to read “A Primer About Mixed Methods Approaches for Research in an Educational Context,” available at https://mixedmethodresearch.wordpress.com/additional-resources-by-e-g-creamer/Further information about the courses, eligibility requirements, and registration instructions are available at 2018 AERA Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses. 

  • 15 Mar 2018 11:08 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    PLAN TO ATTEND: Designing Your Mixed Methods Research Project.Hosted at Stanford University March 15-17, 2018. Presenter:  John W. Creswell, PhD. 

    What to Expect: Work on your mixed methods proposal, research study, or manuscript.  Improve your project with rigorous methodology using an interactive-participatory format. Refine your project through group consultation leading methodologist and group feedback. See also MMIRA website news for more info!  Registration


  • 28 Feb 2018 3:27 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    Title: Mixed Methods Research and Intervention Designs

    Date: February 28- March 2, 2018

    Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Keynote Speaker: Michael D. Fetters, MD, MPH, MA, Co-Director, Mixed Methods Program & Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan

    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: Melissa DeJonckheere, PhD, Timothy Guetterman, PhD & John W. Creswell, PhD

    Description: With growing interest in the applications of mixed methods research, a particularly important and challenging design involves its use in interventional studies, such as trials and experiments. The purpose of this workshop is to provide training on the procedures for designing a mixed methods intervention study based on your research aims or questions. The workshop will cover design decisions and elements of rigorous mixed methods intervention studies. You will work on your own mixed methods project with guidance and feedback from faculty.

    Registration Fee: $1,600; student rate, group rate (5 or more), and international student scholarships available. 

    Contact Person: Satoko Motohara (smotohar@umich.edu

    Registration Openhttp://www.mixedmethods.org/ 

  • 22 Feb 2018 12:17 PM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)

    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 (Administrator)

    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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