Transformative Mixed Methods in the Service of Social and Ecological Justice (English)

February 28th

2018

10 am – 5 pm
English
Haus der Wirtschaft

Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin

€240

€120 reduced

Students/PhD candidates

Overview

Researchers work from either explicit or unconscious assumptions that guide their thinking in the design of their studies. In this workshop, participants will learn about a set of assumptions and their associated methodological implications that are based on the use of mixed methods to address social and ecological injustice.

Examples of mixed methods designs will be used to illustrate the use of a transformative mixed methods approach that are drawn from multiple sectors and multiple geographic regions. Participants will apply the tenets of a transformative mixed methods approach to a case study as well as to their own research areas. The goal will be to develop a transformative mixed methods design for a study that addresses a social and/or ecological problem in a culturally responsive manner. The workshop is based on the textbook Mertens, D.M. (2018). Mixed methods design in evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Content

  • Definitions of mixed methods terms,
  • Processes for developing mixed methods designs,
  • Examples of mixed methods designs used to address issues of social justice and human rights.

Goals

The goal will be to develop a transformative mixed methods design for a study that addresses a social and/or ecological problem in a culturally responsive manner.

For whom

Especially for those who work on issues of social and ecological justice.

Requirements

Intermediate level researchers who have knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods and want to learn to combine these methods.

Laptop

Participants can bring a laptop for note-taking, but it is not necessary for the workshop.

Trainer

Professor Emeritus Donna Mertens taught research related to issues of social justice and human rights for over 30 years at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. She has published over 15 books on research methodology and 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.