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When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts and overlaps between course and exam time and dates. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programmes, which should not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programmes, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
In case of too few registrations, the course will be cancelled.
|Detailed description of content||
Mixed methods has become increasingly popular both in the social sciences and among practitioners. This course offers students an opportunity to add value to the quality of their research designs and analyses and to their ability to work with multiple methods in a reflexive and versatile manner. Many societal challenges are best studied by combining methods and by relying on diverse data-sources. This is the raison d'être of mixing methods. Studies of key societal problems associated with issues such as crime, poverty, health, climate change often benefit from integrating quantitative and qualitative data and analyses. Crime statistics in isolation, for instance, do not bring us much closer to devising solutions to the problem. By the same token interviews with victims and perpetrators of crime are less valuable if not backed by crime statistics.
The key aim of the course is to increase the breadth and depth of understanding of mixing methods by offsetting the weaknesses inherent to using each approach by itself. This is no easy task. Combining different types of data and analytical approaches places demands on the researcher’s ability to overcome problems of compatibility and potential incommensurability. The course equips participant with methodological tools to harvest the benefits of mixing methods and disciplines. In the course, we will cover core concepts in mixed method research such as triangulation, sequencing and pacing, nested approach, sampling, qualitative-led integration, quantitative-led integration and theory-building.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
5 ECTS => 135 hours of expected working effort: Classes: 5*4 hours = 20 hours Readings & preparations for class: 60 hours Exercises & presentations: 20 hours Exam assignment: 35 hours
|Course material and reading list||
Creamer, E. G. (2017). An introduction to fully integrated mixed methods research. Sage Publications.
Morse, J. M. & Niehaus, L. (2009): Mixed Method Design: Principles and Procedures. Routledge. Available online via RuB: https://www-taylorfrancis-com.ep.fjernadgang.kb.dk/books/9781315424521
A full curriculum including journal articles will be available when the course commences.
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
There will be an opportunity to get oral feedback on the exercises and discussions in class.
Participants can expect to have collective feedback on the written exams (as a whole), as well as the opportunity for oral feedback in person for the individual written exams.
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studyadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|The responsible course lecturer|
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
Knowledge and understanding:
Knowledge and understanding of academic and/or scientifically based practice-oriented methods and their application and relevance on an advanced level
Being able to communicate and discuss academic and/or scientifically based practice-oriented studies in a type of language that is correct, clear, professionally accurate, well-structured and well-argued
|Prerequisites for participation||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Teaching and working methods||
Lectures, exercises, student presentations, peer feedback and discussions. The course requires that the students contribute and participate actively.
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual written take-home assignment given by the lecturer.
The character limit of the assignment is: maximum 24,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The duration of the take-home assignment is 14 days and may include weekends and public holidays.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
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