Qualitative and Mixed Methods in International Health Research
Take this 5-week course and gain insight and practical skills to enrich how you design, apply and report mixed methods studies in international public health.
Deadline: 15 October 2022
8 ECTS Credits
A thorough understanding of human behaviour and its interactions with the socio-cultural context is a key aspect of international health research. Qualitative research provides a means to getting insights into unquantifiable facts and gain an in-depth understanding of the settings in which international health efforts takes place. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in mixed-method designs enhances the strengths of each research method by providing tools to answer research questions that cannot be investigated by one of these methods alone.
The course focuses on the application of mixed methods’ designs in international health research. For the 2023 edition, professors and researchers from ITM and partner institutions with extensive experience in study designs, data collection, analysis, empirical ethics, and theory driven in international research settings will lead lectures, coach field work and guide applied exercises.
With a combination of theoretical knowledge and methodological skills, this short course targets an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and students involved in decision-making around research design and data collection in international health. Participants will have multiple opportunities to share experiences from their own settings and benefit from the exchange from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
Venue: The 2023 version of QMM will be hosted by the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM (https://www.mrc.gm/) in The Gambia.
At the end of the course the participants should be able to:
- Critically assess the quality and validity of qualitative and mixed methods in international health research in peer-reviewed articles, protocols or research reports
- Design research strategies (choosing the appropriate method for the research question: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) related to specific health problems and socio-cultural settings
- Relate and apply theoretical concepts and models to specific research questions and infer their methodological implications
- Carry out basic qualitative research independently, including research design, data collection, theory based data analysis and presentation of results
€ 988 EEA / 2680 non-EEA
TropEd , valid until 1 July 2022
- Koen Peeters
- Claudia Nieto Sanchez
- Zeycan Balli