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Qualitative and Mixed Methods in International Health Research

Take this 4-week course and gain insight and practical skills to enrich how you design, apply and report mixed methods studies in international public health.

Deadline: 1 oktober 2023

Short Courses

  • Face-to-face

  • Antwerp

6 ECTS-credits



Over de opleiding


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. 


At the end of the course the participants should be able to:

  1. Design research strategies appropriate for specific research questions, health problems, and socio-cultural settings using qualitative and mixed methods’ designs.
  2. Relate and apply theoretical concepts and models to address research questions, and infer their methodological implications.
  3. Conduct basic qualitative research independently, including data collection, theory-based data analysis, and presentation of results.
  4. Critically assess the quality of qualitative and mixed methods’ designs as applied in international health research and shared in peer-reviewed articles, protocols or research reports.


€ 816 EER / 2160 niet-EER


TropEd , geldig tot 1 juli 2022

Course Leader(s)

  • Koen Peeters

Course Administrator(s)

  • Sanae El Harrak
  • Cathy Liu

Course Coördinator(s)

  • Mira Schneiders


  • qmm@itg.be