Mixed Method Research – Using SPSS and NVivo Software

Planning, Analyzing and Writing

 The long debate for pros and cons of qualitative and quantitative research has turned into mixed method research. This emerging approach is largely backed by growing area of inter-disciplinary research.  Scholars have identified various innovative strategies and techniques to operationalize mixed method research to answer marriage of both qualitative and quantitative research challenges.

 This workshop trains participants on fundamental strategies of mixed method research related to planning and execution. Participants will also learn how to combine potentials of SPSS, MAXQDA and NVivo software for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Get Registered in Mixed Method Research Workshop

Are you worried about?worried about

  • How to plan mixed method research?
  • How to combine qualitative and quantitative data analysis?
  • How to use SPSS and NVivo for mixed method research?
  • How to write and present mixed method research

Objectives of workshop

  • To orient participants about mixed method research
  • To train people on design strategies of mixed method research
  • To train participants on analysis and writing of  mixed method research
  • To train researchers on usage of SPSS, MAXQDA  and NVivo for mixed method research

Program Details

  • Dates:         February 21-221, 2014 Onsite and February 12-13, 2014– Online
  • Duration:   Two Days

Who should attend?

  • MS/PhD Scholars
  • Faculty and researchers of universities
  • Scientific officers of universities
  • R&D managers and planers
  • Research officers of NGOs and social organizations
  • Consultants and policy analysts

Major Learning Areas?      

Day 01 – Planning Mixed Method Research

  • What is mixed methods research- philosophical fundamentals
  • When and why to use mixed methods
  • Key differences in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Designing Mixed Method Research
  • Marriage strategies of quantitative and qualitative data
    • Parallel, Conversion, Sequential, Multilevel and Data Synthesis
    • Design Strategies:
      • Sequential Explanatory Strategy
      • Sequential Exploratory Strategy
      • Sequential Transformative Strategy
      • Concurrent Triangulation Strategy
      • Concurrent Embedded Strategy
      • Concurrent Transformative Strategy
  • Managing Mixed Method Research
  • Benefits of using mixed methods
  • Challenges of using mixed methods
  • Consideration for write up in mixed methods
  • Consideration for publishing in mixed methods

Day 02 – Using SPSS (software) for Mixed Method Researc

  • Usage of SPSS
  • Descriptive analysis
  • Comparative Analysis

    Using NVivo (software) for Mixed Method Research

  • Data Feeding into Software (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Data Analysis through Software
  • Results Presentation through Software

 Using MAXQDA (software) for Mixed Method Research

  • Preparing and importing online survey data into MAXQDA
  • Using word frequency, lexical search and autocoding tools for preliminary analysis
  • Using simple and complex query tools to check and refine the analysis and output results and reports
  • Setting-up different types of data in MAXQDA projects and linking them together
  • Using MAXQDA to help one form of data to inform the analysis of another

A Case Study of Mixed Method Research

  • Design and Study Plan
  • Literature Review
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Results presentation and Write up

What you will get?

  • Certificates and CDs
  • Networking with Scholars
  • Post workshop services
  • Discounts for next workshops
  • Collaboration for joint research
  • Support for research grants and funding

Resource Person

  • Dr Kanwal Ameen (onsite)
  • Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman
  • Dr. Aman Ullah
  • Rehmat Ullah

For Contact and Registration

  • M. Zeeshan Sheikh – Cell: +92-321-4516964  –  Landline: +92-42-35846988  –  Email: ctd@irp.edu.pk