“New Directions in Advancing the Methodology of Mixed Methods Research”
“Fortunately, my thinking about mixed methods has continued to evolve and change over time. From about 2003 I characterized my work as focusing on research designs – their names, their procedures, their visualizations, and their intent. More recently I have begun to talk more directly about the insight to be gained from integrating the quantitative and qualitative data. In addition, I moved away from abstract definitions of mixed methods to more of a concrete approach through talking about “mining” data. Finally, I have moved away from random methodological discussions about mixed methods to a year-by-year thematic approach to the subject wherein I focus each year my presentations, my publications, and my grant writing activities around a common theme. These three changes mirror my larger approach over my career in exploring new methodologies and ways of approaching research.” (John W. Creswell)
John W. Creswell, Ph.D., Professor of family medicine and co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan
We are delighted to announce that John W. Creswell, Ph.D., one of the most distinguished names in mixed methods research, will be the MQIC 2020 keynote speaker. He not only operationalized this methodological approach for research in praxis but is also responsible for its international recognition and use.
Dr. Creswell has authored 28 books, numerous articles, and has been a passionate teacher of research methods courses for more than 40 years. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he served as Director of the Mixed Methods Research Office, founded SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan. Alongside his publications, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Creswell served as the founding President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association, and in 2017, he co-authored the American Psychological Association standards on qualitative and mixed methods research. Furthermore, his book on “Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design” won the Textbook and Academic Author’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award.
You can find out more about his work here.