Year Published: 2013

Time to Complete: 60 min

Instructor: Justeen Hyde, PhD; Thomas I. Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: Mixed Methods in Health Services Research

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design

How have researchers successfully used qualitative and quantitative methods?

In this final course in our Mixed Methods series, you will examine completed studies to see how investigators effectively applied these techniques to their research.

You will hear from Thomas I. Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Justeen Hyde, PhD, Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about two example studies which employed mixed research methods.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the study design used in a mixed methods research study
  • Explain the rationale for using a mixed methods approach
  • Identify the tools employed in a mixed methods research study
  • Describe the analytic approach of a mixed methods research study

Content Outline

1. Case Study: Patient-Centered Research

  • Case Study 1: Patient-Centered Research
  • Phase 1 Concurrent Study Design
  • Phase 1 Quantitative Data
  • Phase 1 Qualitative Data
  • Phase 1 Quantitative Analyses
  • Phase 1 Triangulation Example
  • Phase 2 Embedded Sequential Design

2. Case Study: Community-Based Intervention

  • Case Study: Community-Based Intervention
  • Evaluation of Central Mass Child Trauma Center
  • Evaluation of CMCTC Phase 1
  • Evaluation of CMCTC Phase 2
  • Evaluation of CMCTC Phase 3
  • Evaluation of CMCTC Phase 4
  • Evaluation of CMCTC Phase 5
  • Key Considerations


  • Lecture Slide Deck (PDF)

Course Evaluation

  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • Course Completion Verification
 This Course is Free