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20 & 21 Mar 2023 - Introduction to Mixed Methods Synthesis Workshop

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Pre-requisite: Participants will be expected to have conducted a systematic review of quantitate research, and to have knowledge of the methods for qualitative evidence synthesis

Background: In addition to understanding “what works” policy makers and practitioners often need to understand how something works, the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention, how best to implement it or whether there are unintended consequences. They may also want to understand how people value particular outcomes, or why differences in impact are seen. Qualitative evidence can often speak to these issues. Bringing together the insights from both quantitative and qualitative evidence can enhance the completeness, relevance or interpretation of the evidence base.

There are a number of ways in which quantitative and qualitative evidence can inform each other and a range of approaches and methods for mixed methods synthesis depending on the questions being asked and the data available which will be explore in this workshop.

Aim: To introduce approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses.

The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of:

• Approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses

• When mixed methods design might be appropriate and appropriate designs

• How to formulate mixed methods review questions

• Approaches to searching, study selection, data extraction and critical appraisal

To provide hands-on exercises relevant to mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses

Learning Outcomes: In this course participants will be enabled to:

• Develop appropriate questions for mixed methods systematic reviews

• Consider appropriate approaches and tools for addressing these questions

• Be aware of the implications for searching, quality appraisal and synthesis of mixed methods systematic reviews

Date: 20th & 21st March

Time: 13:00 – 16:30pm (20th) & 09:30 – 13:00 (21st)

Places: 30 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

To register click here.