Oct 23, 2021
EDRE 7700 - Introduction to Mixed Methods Research in Education
This course provides an introduction of mixed methods research in social and educational sciences to graduate students who are already familiar with quantitative and qualitative research and students who may conduct mixed methods theses/dissertations. Mixed methods research is more than simply collecting both quantitative and qualitative data, and instead, it integrates quantitative and qualitative methods from the research-planning phase to the implementation phase. This course focuses on major characteristics of mixed methods and three basic designs, i.e., convergent parallel design, explanatory sequential design, and exploratory sequential design. It offers individuals a foundation for conducting mixed methods research.
Requisites: EDRE 7200 and 7500
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to discuss the major characteristics of mixed methods research and its philosophical foundations.
- Students will be able to discuss when to use mixed methods along with appropriate rationales.
- Students will be able to describe mixed methods research using key mixed methods terminology.
- Students will be able to conduct mixed methods research using convergent parallel design, explanatory sequential design, and exploratory (instrument) sequential design.
- Students will be able to apply mixed methods sampling strategies for data collection.
- Students will be able to use integration strategies for data analysis to practice.
- Students will be able to illustrate how quantitative and qualitative methods are integrated within a mixed methods design using mixed methods diagrams.
- Students will be able to evaluate mixed methods research literature.
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