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The Certificate in Mixed Methods Research (MMR) is designed for researchers and practitioners in social work, nursing, psychology, public health, anthropology, political science, sociology, education, and other applied fields who are interested in:
Participants will learn how to understand and appreciate a scientific approach in building practice knowledge. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing each participant's ability to critique theoretical foundations of research, form qualitative and quantitative research questions, create study designs that answer mixed methods research questions, and integrate qualitative and quantitative datasets for analysis and interpretation. The latest conceptual, graphical, and data display technologies will be used.
Join us in Summer 2024 for a new, intensive program format! Please see our course calendar for more details.
Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will know how to:
This certificate course is a blended and interactive online learning experience. Each course includes:
Participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to be a successful participant in a blended distance-learning environment. SSW will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.
We are dedicated to prioritizing the accessibility needs of participants in this program. If you have any questions or concerns related to your learning needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
$800 for the 20-hour certificate program.
$700 for UM SSW faculty, staff, and field instructors.
$650 for students currently enrolled in a graduate/doctoral program.
For 10 or more participants from the same organization, the cost is $700 per person.
Participants can earn 20 hours of social work continuing education contact hours.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2023-5/15/2026. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 live interactive online and 12 asynchronous online social work continuing education contact hours.
Dr. Watkins was extremely engaging and responsive; the course felt very personal, even on an online platform. The materials were all very helpful and easy to understand. I know that they will continue to be valuable as I think through designing a mixed methods study.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The course is well designed and structured in a way that is easy for participants to follow. The first week is similar to an overview of social research, which is very helpful and sets the foundation for learning about mixed methods. The course was easy to navigate (find videos/materials/links, etc.) via Canvas and the content was very rich. The instructor was very knowledgeable, an expert on the topic. Her teaching style was engaging and her personality, delivery of the content was refreshing.
- Assistant Professor
I loved the organization of the class. It made it very easy to understand learning goals, prepare and do the readings, and participate fully in the learning. Dr. Watkins was really a pleasure to learn from--she was engaging and clear and I liked the way she integrated students' questions into the course in a way that gave great real life examples. I also LOVED meeting all the other students and talking to them in the small groups. I thought it was especially cool to see the wide range of education and experience and fields.
- Doctoral Student and Fellow in Educational Leadership, Part Time Lecturer
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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