Mixed Methods

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mixed Methods

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Skills in reading, interpreting, and understanding sociological data, focusing on discovering the social world by mixing methods, i.e. integrating qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

    Learning Outcomes
    -This course will explore theory and philosophy that frames research methods
    -We will focus on the analysis phase of the research process and working with qualitative and quantitative data
    -Strategies for using qualitative and quantitative data together to answer important social questions will be explored

    Course Structure
    This course is designed around two course projects: one focused on the analysis of qualitative data and the other on quantitative data. Over the course of the semester students will develop their own research projects based on datasets provided by the instructors. Upon completion of the final projects students will have gained experience in analysing both types of data. Small additional assignments at the beginning and end of the paper are designed to sensitise students to possibilities of mixing qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

    The course is fully internally assessed.

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