Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Joseph Gallo
Director, Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Thursday, March 15th TIME: 12:15-1:45PM ROOM: 4E26 of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Pizza and refreshments will be provided please RSVP by 3/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed methods research is defined as the collection, analysis, and integration of both quantitative (e.g., RCT outcome) data and qualitative (e.g., observations, interviews) data to provide a more comprehensive understanding of a research problem than might be obtained through quantitative or qualitative research alone. Typical applications of mixed methods in the health sciences involve adding qualitative interviews to follow up on the outcomes of intervention trials, gathering both quantitative and qualitative data to assess patient reactions to a program implemented in a community health setting, or using qualitative data to explain the mechanism of a study correlating behavioral and social factors to specific health outcomes. An increase in proposals submitted to NIH using mixed methods reflects the growing awareness of the importance of this approach in addressing population and behavioral health. An introduction to basic mixed methods designs will be provided with examples of research studies, and how to incorporate mixed methods into proposals and publications.