Mixed Methods Research Workshop, 27 September

Learner Development SIG Online Get-Together
Mixed Methods Research Workshop – experiences, discussion, questions
Led by Tim Ashwell, Sunday, September 27th 2020, 14:30 – 17:00

The first online LDSIG get-together of the autumn will be held Sunday, Sept 27th from 14:30-17:00. Tim Ashwell of Komazawa University will be leading a Workshop on mixed methods research. We also hope to have some time to talk about our plans for holding the Creating Community Learning Together 6 (CCLT6) conference.

If you are interested, we would love to see you there. You can find more details about the get-together in the announcement below:

We hope that you are all keeping healthy as we begin to near the start of the new semester. For our first meeting of the fall semester, long time member of the LD SIG Tim Ashwell of Komazawa University will be leading a workshop on the topic of mixed methods research. Below is a outline of the session provided by Tim:

As many of us have learned, research methods are usually categorized either as quantitative or qualitative and there is a tendency for researchers to use methods of either one type or the other, but not both. Mixed Methods Research is about using both quantitative and qualitative methods deliberately and in a principled way in order to understand more deeply and with greater clarity what is being investigated.

In this session, we will discuss the research methods we have used and whether we have tried combining techniques from across the quantitative/qualitative divide. We will then think in more detail about the strengths and weaknesses of a mixed methods approach. Finally, I will explain how I have been using a mixed methods approach in a project I am currently undertaking to show how, in my experience, MMR can work in practice.

If you are interested in discussing this topic and sharing your own experiences with various research methods, we would love to see you there!

As this is an online meeting, members from all over Japan are welcome to join, not just the Tokyo area. We also welcome teachers from diverse teaching contexts – including elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, university, distance learning & graduate studies, and language school settings – and teachers teaching languages other than English.

We plan to hold the meeting using the Zoom platform. However, many of you may have heard that Zoom has been having issues with privacy and so-called ‘Zoom-bombing’. Therefore, we are not including the access link to the meeting in this message. If you would like to join the meeting, please send us a message at the following address by Friday the 25th of September and we will send you the access link to the zoom meeting: