GESIS: Quality in mixed methods research

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.

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