Mixed Methods for Research in Public Health
A basic knowledge of research design and a background in mental health/behavioral research will be the primary prerequisites. Our approach is applicable to investigators trained in quantitative methods (e.g., epidemiology or psychology, MPH students) who wish to be introduced to mixed methods research, as well as to others with a qualitative orientation to the social sciences (anthropology, sociology) may also benefit from this introductory course.
- Summarize the core characteristics of mixed methods research applied to mental health services research
- Conceptualize existing mixed methods design typologies on a continuum from basic to complex (the QUAL-MM-QUAN continuum) as applied to mental health services research
- Present similarities and differences in the concepts of measurement, validity and credibility; and in the concepts of reliability and dependability as applied to mental health
- Describe the procedures for ensuring the quality of data when conducting mental health services research
- Discuss analysis strategies for mixed methods mental health services research design
- Read a mixed methods research article relevant to mental health services research and pick out the important quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods components
- Discuss the construction of mixed methods proposals and research programs in mental health services research
- Discuss the strategies for publication and funding of mixed methods mental health services research
- 50% Participation
- 50% Project(s)
Students are required to complete the required Introduction to Online Learning module before taking the class.