Institution: GESIS Institute for Social Sciences
Lecturer: Prof. Alan Bryman, University of Leicester
Date: November 27, 2014
Place: GESIS Mannheim
Language of instruction: English
Course Overview: This talk will introduce some of the main quality considerations involved in mixed methods research. It will begin by asking questions about why quality criteria are an issue for social researchers generally and then examine some of the ways in which quality criteria are couched in the context of both quantitative and qualitative research. The session will explore the different contexts of mixed methods research and their implications for quality issues. It then examines different approaches to bespoke criteria for mixed methods research using several examples to illustrate the general points made. Some general themes are extracted from these writings and are employed as a structure for the rest of the talk. At the end, some general lessons and implications will be drawn.