Mixed Methods Research Camp: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data

November 8 – 11, 2021
Camp offered exclusively in online format

Alison Hamilton · Cheryl Poth · Kevin Swartout

Would your mixed methods work benefit from learning foundational and emerging integration strategies?

Do you want to learn and practice tools that will help you integrate qualitative and quantitative data in your mixed methods studies?

Are you feeling stuck as you plan for and manage your work across the life of your mixed methods project?

Join us at ResearchTalk’s Mixed Methods Research Camp: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data November 8-11, 2021

Mixed methods approaches help researchers and research teams understand a given topic or phenomenon more deeply when numbers or narratives alone are not enough. Simply collecting both qualitative and quantitative data does not satisfy this objective; the two approaches and resulting data must be intentionally and meaningfully integrated to maximize impact on conversations about theory or inform the evolution of practice and policy. This requires specific knowledge, skill, and expertise in the art of integration in addition to both qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

The camp will focus on developing your integration expertise across the life of a mixed methods research project. This will include coverage of considerations and challenges involved with designing, executing, analyzing, and communicating mixed methods research.

Specific discussions throughout the camp will include:

  • Foundations and emerging practices of integration in mixed methods research.
  • Effectively planning for integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Mixed methods plans for data collection procedures and integration considerations.
  • Visualizing a mixed methods research process.
  • Mixed methods data analysis examples that facilitate integrated findings and conclusions.
  • Writing up and representing integrated mixed methods results.
  • Avoiding pitfalls and establishing legitimacy in mixed methods.

No two mixed methods research processes are alike—camp mentors will share examples and templates from their work, including tried-and-tested models of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis. Participants are also encouraged to bring their mixed methods research ideas or a preliminary draft of a research proposal, qualitative and quantitative data they already have, or a mixed methods paper draft.

Online Seminar Details

Event Highlights, Organization and Flow

Event Highlights

Engage with Your Mixed Methods Material

Scholar Bios

Alison B. Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Research Anthropologist in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, received her Ph.D. in medical and psychological anthropology from UCLA in 2002, and her M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences from UCLA in 2009. Dr. Hamilton is the Director of the VA-funded EMPOWER (Enhancing Mental and Physical Health of Women through Engagement and Retention) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), focused on improving women Veterans’ health and health care through implementation science. She is the Chief Officer of Implementation & Policy at the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, specializing in women Veterans’ health, mental health services research, and implementation science. She is also PI of a large-scale NIH study of enhancing organizational and individual readiness to address cardiovascular risk among individuals living with HIV.

She was a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the NIMH/VA Implementation Research Institute and she serves on the editorial boards of Implementation Science (BMC), Women’s Health Issues (Elsevier), and the recently launched Implementation Research and Practice (Sage). Dr. Hamilton has been a consultant with ResearchTalk for over 20 years, providing direct support to clients as well as serving as faculty for several of the Qualitative Research Summer Intensives and mentor at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Methods Camps. At recent Intensives, she has taught courses on qualitative methods in implementation research, rapid qualitative research methods, qualitative grant-writing, qualitative interviewing, integrated mixed methods research, and enhancing the usefulness of qualitative research. Dr. Hamilton is a co-author on Dr. Ray Maietta’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift (forthcoming, Guilford).

Cheryl Poth, PhD is a Professor and award-winning instructor and author in the Centre for Research and Applied Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is co-founder and lead of the Alberta Community and Clinical Evaluation and Research Team, has  an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and serves as the methodologist on several cross-disciplinary research teams. Her specific research interests include enhancing research quality and collaborative research teams in the fields of education and the health sciences. For over ten years as a scholar at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Research Summer Intensive, she has taught short courses on qualitative and mixed methods research.

As an active member of the global mixed methods research community, she served as fourth president of the Mixed Methods International Research Association and has delivered invited talks and workshops on four continents. Her current editorial roles involve as associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (Sage) and editorial board member of several publications including the International Journal of Qualitative Methodology (Sage), Methods in Psychology (Elsevier), and Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (Canadian Evaluation Society). She co-authored the 4th edition of Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design (2017, Sage) with John Creswell and is currently working on the 5th edition. Her books Innovation in Mixed Methods Research: Guiding Practices for Integrative Thinking with Complexity (2018, Sage) and Research Ethics (2021, Sage) are inspired by the dilemmas she hears in the field by learners.

Kevin Swartout, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the School of Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where he directs the Violence Against Women Prevention Lab. He also holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Texas – Austin. He has published broadly on prevalence and trajectories of violence and harassment across the lifespan as well as on social-network factors in harassment and violence. His work has been featured in popular outlets such as National Geographic, Nature News, and Science Magazine. He is a senior consulting editor for Psychology of Violence and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Community Psychology.

Dr. Swartout has been a qualitative research consultant with ResearchTalk Inc. for over ten years. In this capacity, he has regularly taught short courses on qualitative and mixed methods research and frequently serves as a scholar at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Research Summer Intensive and as a mentor at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Data Analysis Camps. Dr. Swartout is a co-author on a recently published article that provides an overview of the Sort and Sift approach: “Sort and Sift, Think and Shift: Let the Data Be Your Guide: An Applied Approach to Working with, Learning from, and Privileging Qualitative Data.” He is also a co-author on Dr. Ray Maietta’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift forthcoming publication (forthcoming, Guilford).

What to Expect Prior to the Camp

Daily Schedule

Monday, November 8

Tuesday, November 9

Wednesday, November 10

Thursday, November 11

Registration and Pricing

Early Registration

Standard Registration

Student Discount

Registration Notes