Postgraduate Award: Mixed Methods Research for Health

Author Daniel Camero
Posted 2017.07.27
26 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018

Organised by

Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick


Dr Rebecca Johnson (Research Fellow), Dr Felicity Boardman (Assistant Professor), Frances Griffiths (Professor) plus invited speakers.


26/02/18- 02/03/18


Warwick Medical School, Gibbet Hill Campus, The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Andy Brierly and Jas Kaur (Tel: +44 (0)24 765 75553/72958)


Course Description


This five day intensive course aims to introduce participants to mixed (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and research skills necessary to put mixed methods into practice, both for evidence review and empirical studies.


The Participants

This course is designed for those who have some experience or knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in health research. It is suitable for PhD students, research active/interested health and social care professionals as well as more experienced researchers wishing to expand their skill set.

The course is as an accredited course leading to a University of Warwick Postgraduate Award (PGA Qualification), 20 CATs.


Course Leaders

Dr Rebecca Johnson is a Mixed Methods Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School, having joined the university in 2008. Currently Rebecca works within CLAHRC -West Midlands. In this role, she focuses on mapping knowledge mobilisation, synthesising qualitative and quantitative evidence to improve health outcomes for patients and the public, and consulting on research projects involving the integration of qualitative and quantitative data.  Rebecca has a specialist interest in different forms of data integration,


Dr Felicity Boardman is an Assistant Professor at Warwick Medical School, having joined the Division of Health Sciences in 2010. Felicity’s research interests centre on mixed methodologies, reproductive and genetic technologies, stigma and disability. She has worked both independently and in the context of an international mixed methods research team and has authored numerous papers using mixed and qualitative research methods, including those using large longitudinal datasets. Felicity is currently in receipt of a prestigious Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, researching the social and ethical implications of genetic screening in the UK.     


Professor Frances Griffiths is head of the Division of Health Sciences at Warwick Medical School. She has expertise in social science research methods and has developed the use of mixed methods research methods for health. This includes work with complexity scientists from disciplines including mathematics, statistics and economics. Her research focuses on the impact of medical technology and information and communication technology on lay experience of health and health care, and on the experience of living with long-term conditions.


Workshop Structure and Content

The course is structured around three overarching themes:  1) Introduction and core principles of mixed methods research 2) data analysis, transformation and integration and 3) synthesis and pragmatic approaches to mixed methods research. Within the three themes, key areas such as developing a mixed methods research question, using and developing your mixed methods design, approaches to sampling, data collection and analysis and mixed methods publishing and reviewing will be covered.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course will include lecture content, practical activities and small group work, with lots of opportunities to seek the advice of the facilitator. The award is assessed by the completion of a 3-4,000 word assignment, to be submitted by 11th May 2018.


Intermediate (some prior knowledge is assumed/required)