Conference of PhD Study Programs in Nursing

April 11-12, 2019

Workshop proposal:

Mixed methods research designs


Lector: Prof. Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, PhD, Lic HC, MS, RN, RM

University of Eastern Finland, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio, Finland

Soubory ke staženíVelikost
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Workshop objectives:

The aim of the workshop is to give an overview of mixed methods research designs, rationale for mixed methods research and its advantages, limitations and challenges in nursing and health research.

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to identify the distinguishing characteristics of major mixed methods research designs and demonstrate an understanding of the approaches.


History, paradigm and definitions of mixed methods research

Rationale for mixed methods research

Advantages, limitations; challenges in mixed methods research



Suggested Length: 4 hours


Recommended Literature:

Andrew S & Halcomb EJ. (eds). 2009. Mixed methods research for nursing and the health sciences. Wiley –Blackwell, UK.

Bergman MM. 2010. On concepts and Paradigms in Mixed Methods Research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 4, 171-175.

Creswell JW & Plano Clark VL. 2018. Designing and conducting mixed methods research. Thousand Oaks. California, Sage.

Lamminpää R, Gissler M, Vehviläinen-Julkunen K. 2017. Utilization of Large Data Sets in Maternal Health in Finland: A Case for Global Health Research. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2017 Jul/Sep;31(3):236-243. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000276

Härkänen M, Ahonen J, Kervinen M, Turunen H, Vehviläinen-Julkunen K. 2014. The factors associated with medication errors in adult medical and surgical inpatients: a direct observation approach with medication record reviews. Scand J Caring Sci. 2014 Sep 12. doi: 10.1111/scs.12163.

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