Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Bradley Shrimpton
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of mixed methods research and evaluation. Topics that will be covered include: the emergence of mixed methods approaches; nature and purposes of mixed methods studies; choosing mixed methods designs; synthesis of mixed methods data; strengths and limitations of mixed methods research and evaluation projects. Practical aspects of the course will involve the design of a mixed methods study incorporating qualitative and quantitative data sources.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject it is expected that students should be able to: |
• understand the philosophical foundations of mixed methods research and evaluation;
• articulate the main features and design options for mixed methods studies;
• appropriately combine and integrate a range of data sources within mixed methods studies; and
• reflect critically on the benefits and challenges of undertaking interdisciplinary mixed methods studies.
There are three pieces of assessment:
Creswell, J. & Plano Clark, V. (2010) Designing and conducting mixed methods research (2nd Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Evaluation |
Master of Evaluation
Postgraduate Certificate in Evaluation
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