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Mixed Methods Research Webinar Part 1

This webinar provides an overview of mixed methods research, and will be followed by a webinar on mixed studies reviews. These two approaches are used to combine the strengths of quantitative and qualitative methods and to compensate for their respective limitations. This webinar is structured in two main parts. First, the worldviews associated with mixed methods are presented. Afterward, we will present the main types of mixed methods research designs and techniques as well as guidance for planning, conducting, and appraising mixed methods research.

Webinar sponsored by SIG HLTH


Pierre Pluye
Pierre Pluye MD PhD is FRQS Senior Research Scolar, Full Professor at the Department of Family Medicine (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), and Director of the Methodological Developments for the Quebec SUPPORT Unit. He is Associate Member of the School of Information Studies (McGill). Pierre is a specialist in Public Health and Social Medicine (PhD in Health Promotion). He obtained Investigator Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the ‘Fond de la recherche du Québec Santé’ (FRQS). He has expertise in mixed methods research and complex literature reviews including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies (mixed studies reviews). His current CIHR-funded studies examine the application of information derived from electronic knowledge resources (email delivery, information retrieval, social media) and subsequent patient and consumer health benefits.

Vera Granikov
Vera Granikov holds an MLIS in Knowledge Management from McGill University, where she now works as a research-embedded information specialist in the Department of Family Medicine. Being part of the family, she provides tailored information services to primary care researchers and clinicians, to support research, teaching, and outreach activities. She is well acquainted with systematic reviews, mixed methods, as well as community-based and organizational participatory research approaches. She is currently involved in projects investigating the value of online consumer health information, research trends monitoring, and information assessment.