Employing Mixed Methods Approaches for Population Health Research

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute

event sponsored by

Population Health Sciences &

School of Medicine (SOM), School of Nursing (SON), Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), and SSRI Initiative on Qualitative Ethnographic and Mixed Methods (SIQEM)


Duke Population Health Sciences Summer Institute


Nina Sperber, PhD, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences & Hannah Lane, PhD, Medical Instructor in Population Health Sciences

Integrating qualitative and quantitative data in mixed methods research provides a deeper understanding of a problem than using a singular methodological approach. Mixed methods lets the strengths of one approach even out the limitations of another. Employing presentations and interactive discussions, participants will learn: 1. Rationale for using mixed methods research 2. Core mixed-methods study designs 3. Applications of mixed methods to population health research Workshop Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Articulate the rationale for using mixed methods research in population health 2. Identify problems or questions that warrant the use of mixed methods 3. Understand and apply core mixed methods study designs Recommended Audience: Population health researchers and practitioners, healthcare or public health operations personnel, and policy partners Class Size: 20 regular slots/12 student slots


Social Sciences, Workshop/Short Course, and Research