The Certificate in Mixed Methods Research 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.
This certificate course is a blended and interactive web-based 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.
This class will help refresh seasoned researchers as well as provide general and digestible strategies to inexperienced researchers.
- Anthony Peterson, Evaluator and Consultant
Takes a step-by-step approach to MMR beginning with theory, design, on through data collection, analysis, and write-up... most with excellent use of examples and taking advantage of the great depth and breadth of experience offered by this highly competent instructor.
- Andrea Allen, International Development Practitioner
Dr. Watkins was very well prepared. Her lecture materials were very rich with lots to absorb for now and later. Many faculty are seeking this knowledge and there are few courses in social work to meet this need. Was glad to see it offered!
- Deborah Gioia, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, School of Social Work