Cheryl Poth - Mixed Methods Research Complexity: Dilemmas and Opportunities
November 14, 2017 at 1:00pm MST
All research takes place under conditions of complexity; yet, too often, researchers attempt to reduce, control, or simply ignore the effects of complexity rather than revisiting underlying assumptions and adapting our approaches to mixed methods research. This webinar introduces some of the dilemmas mixed methods researchers face under conditions of complexity and advances some ideas for how opportunities can be seized and innovations can be developed. This presentation should help generate ideas for innovations that can be pursued as well as identify some of the limitations of our current responses to complexity.
Cheryl Poth Bio:
Dr. Poth is a faculty member in the Centre for Research and Applied Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this role, she has developed and teaches graduate courses in research methods and program evaluation. Dr. Poth has an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and serves as the methodologist on several cross-disciplinary research teams. Dr. Poth’s specific research interests include enhancing research quality and collaborative research teams in the fields of education and the health sciences. She is an advisory board member of the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology and fourth president of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. She currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and editorial board member of the International Journal of Qualitative Methodology and Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. She co-authored with John Creswell on the 4th edition of Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design (2017) and is working on a Mixed Methods Research book.