This is an online course for postgraduate researchers in which you will be invited to critically discuss a mixed methods approach to research. The course includes a strong conceptual and theoretical component and is also participatory in nature, with multiple resources that you can interact with either independently and/or collaboratively.
You will be expected to analyse the key advantages and challenges of mixed methods research. This will be achieved in two ways: i. by critically discussing a series of ‘real-life’ examples of mixed methods research "in action" from different social science departments around the University of Oxford and ii. by sharing, explaining and discussing the methodological challenges within your own research proposal.
The final online session will provide an opportunity to present and discuss your developing research proposals with others. With this in mind it is expected that you should be in the process of, or beginning to, plan a research project prior to starting this course. For other expected criteria for acceptance onto this course, please see the level and demands section below.
Applications will open in September 2023 and will close on the 15th January 2024.