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Project RISE

Day Two: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies

Objective: Fellows will be able to differentiate between Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies.

Welcome Activity: Fellows continued to build community by creating an acrostic identity poem (30 mins)

Activity 1: Guided Overview and Discussion of Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Research Methods (2 hours)

  • Using a slideshow, instructors and students discussed the traits of each research method. Students explored examples of quality Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Research studies. 

  • After each methodology, fellows were placed into breakout groups to create their own research questions for each method.

What is Qualitative Research Informational slide

What is Quantitative Research informational slide for fellows in Summer Academy

Commin Quant Research Methods

What is Mixed-Methods Research? informational slide for summer academy fellows

Example of Mixed Method write-ups

Activity 2: Research Mentor (30 min - 1 hour)

Fellows were asked to explore faculty mentors research interests and their chosen methodology.

Slide of Research activity of the research mentors


Activity 3: Fellow’s interests (30 min)

Fellows completed a JAMBOARD about their own research interests. As a whole group, we discussed what research methodology they found most interesting.

Fellows participated in a JAMBOARD activity by listing their research interest

Student answers to jamboard activity

Activity 4: Research Proposal (20 mins)

Fellows were introduced to our final unit project.

Fellows created a research proposal for the final unit project. The image is a list of success criteria: Research Question, Purpose statement, Methodology, and a reflection

  • To transition to our afternoon work session, fellows participated in a group activity to bolster team building and to have a chance to act as peer support. 

Activity 5: Group Research Activity (30 mins- 1 hour)

Fellows were grouped together to answer the question: what research method would you use to investage RISE fellows attitudes towards distance learning? why?

Instructors were guided by:

  • Pathak, V., Jena, B., & Kalra, S. (2013). Qualitative research. Perspectives in clinical research, 4(3), 192. https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-3485.115389

  • Shorten. A., & Smith, J. (2017). Mixed methods research: Expanding the evidence base. Evidence-Based Nursing, 20(3), 74-75. 

  • University of Southern California Libraries. Research guides: Quantitative methods. https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/quantitative

  • Booth, W. , Colomb, G., & Williams, J.M. (2009). The craft of research (3rd ed.).University of Chicago Press. 

  • Creswell, J. W., Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. SAGE Publications.

  • Bogdan, R., & Biklen, S.K. (2007) Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods (5th ed.). Allen and Bacon. 

  •  Creswell, J. W. (2007). Five qualitative approaches to inquiry. In Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches, (2nd ed.), (pp. 53-84) SAGE Publishing.