Workshop On Mixed Methods Research
September 5-7th, 2016
The Mixed Methods Research contains various models of integrating quantitative methods with qualitative methods. The frequency and value of this research in the field of social sciences has been increasing over the past years, and has become one of the most accepted research methods worldwide. The target population of this practical workshop was researchers and research students (in the Masters and Ph.D. tracks) at the School of Social Work, and colleagues of the Haruv Institute working on current research in the field or that are interested in creating research of that kind.
The Haruv Institute initiated this unique workshop, to increase the familiarity with the foundations of mixed methods research and to foster its use. The workshop was led by Prof. Tom Weisner, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, who is researching the field of culture and human development, focusing on the medical, psychological and cultural aspects of children-at-risk. Prof. Weisner is a world-renowned expert in the mixed methods research.
The workshop was held at the Haruv Institute at Mt. Scopus. At the workshop, the principles of this research method were studied through exercise lectures. The participants presented their work to the group, and group discussions and individual meetings between course participants were held.
During the workshop the Dedoose software program was introduced: a program for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, which was developed Prof. Weisner and others. The participants learned the principles of this program and practiced using it to analyze research projects using the mixed methods research.