MQIC 2018 Keynote Address
Dr. Donna M. Mertens, Washington, DC
“Mixed Methods Design in a Challenging World Context”
The MQIC 2018 will open with the keynote address by an outstanding figure in mixed methods and evaluative research, Prof. em. Donna M. Mertens. Prof. em. Mertens of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, is a long-standing advocate for the anchorage of- and methodological reflection on the research and evaluation processes in the context of social change and societal responsibility.
Prof. em. Mertens has more than 30 years of experience in teaching research methods and evaluation, as well as in conducting and supporting evaluation research in numerous countries. She is the author of several pioneering works in the field of research methodology, has served as the president of the American Evaluation Association, founding Board Member of the International Association for Mixed Methods Research, and editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.