Lugano, Switzerland

Mixed Methods Research and Design

when 23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 700

This introductory course will teach participants when, how, and why to integrate a qualitative and a quantitative research component within one research design. The first part will cover research design issues, theoretical assumptions, and justifications for mixed methods. The second and third part will deal with qualitative and quantitative perspectives in a mixed methods research design, respectively. The fourth part will explore practical problems and solutions to mixed methods research. Throughout the week, exercises on how to collect and analyze data for mixed methods research will accompany the lectures. The participants are invited to work on their own data during the course. A reader will be provided for the course.



Prerequisites

Familiarity with the basics of either qualitative or quantitative methods.

Course leader

Max Bergman is Chair of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His main research focus is on sustainable business-society relations.

Target group

Everyone who is interested; there are no formal requirement. Note that many workshops have some prerequisites.

The Summer School workshops are conceived for those who need to deepen and widen their methodological knowledge and skills for their work, research projects and (PhD) theses: students, junior and senior researchers, practitioners from academia and outside academia at any stage of their careers whenever the need for further training in methodology arises.

Course aim

This introductory course will teach participants when, how, and why to integrate a qualitative and a quantitative research component within one research design.

Credits info

The Summer School cannot grant credits. We only deliver a Certificate of attendance, i.e. we certify your
presence

If you consider using Summer School workshops to obtain credits (ECTS), you will have to investigate at your home institution (contact the person/institute responsible for your degree) to find out whether they recognize the Summer School, how many credits can be earned from a workshop/course with roughly 35 hours of teaching, no graded work, and no exams.

Make sure to investigate this matter before registering, if this is important to you.

Fee info

CHF 700: Reduced fee: 700 Swiss Francs per weekly workshop for students (requires proof of student status).

These fees includes also participation in one of the preliminary workshops (two-day workshop preceding the Summer School).
To qualify for the reduced fee, you are required to send a copy of an official document that certifies your current student status or a letter from your supervisor stating your actual position as a doctoral or postdoctoral student. Send this letter/document by e-mail to methodssummerschool@usi.ch.
CHF 1100: Normal fee: 1100 Swiss Francs per weekly workshop for all others.
These fees includes also participation in one of the preliminary workshops (two-day workshop preceding the Summer School).

Scholarships

As the Summer School is financed through participant’s fees alone and has no funds of its own, it cannot offer any scholarship, grants or financial aid.