Cardiff University  
 
 

 


Booking form Evaluation form Contact RCBN



      

COMBINING METHODS

 

Introduction | RCBN Activities | References | Examples | Links | Software

Introduction (return to top)

An important element to all the RCBN's activities is to consider the use and applicability of combining methods and datasets from different sources and of different types (e.g. 'qualitative' and 'quantitative'). Many of these activities overlap with other RCBN themes, particularly 'The Path from Studies to Evidence', 'Use of large-scale secondary datasets', 'Research Design Issues', 'The Role of Numbers', and 'Building on Research Expertise'. Please make sure you visit these other themes for activities relating to combining methods.

RCBN Activities (return to top)

22 October 2003, From research questions to research design, Brighton
Research questions are fundamental to the conduct of social scientific investigation but are often only given cursory attention in discussions of research design and methods. The formulation of research questions is a necessary prerequisite for the conduct of certain kinds of study, yet there is relatively little written about the processes of generating research ideas and formulating, developing and refining research questions. This workshop explores many of these issues and is primarily for new researches (15 places). Please click here for more information about this two-day workshop.

18 June 2003, Introduction to systematic reviewing (day 3), London (Institute of Education)
1-day (follow up) training workshop (see below); 15 places. For more information please click here.

11 June 2003, Introduction to systematic reviewing (day 2), London (Institute of Education)
1-day (follow up) training workshop (see below); 15 places. For more information please click here.

02 June 2003, Introduction to systematic reviewing (repeat), London (Institute of Education)
This one-day workshop will introduce interested participants to the history and rationale of systematic reviewing, exploring several different approaches to the conduct of a systematic review, and outline the main stages involved in undertaking a systematic review. For more information please click here.

31 March 2003, Introduction to systematic reviewing, London (Institute of Education)
This one-day workshop will introduce interested participants to the history and rationale of systematic reviewing, exploring several different approaches to the conduct of a systematic review, and outline the main stages involved in undertaking a systematic review. For more information please click here.

November 2003
Formative evaluation: seminar on design of interventions in teaching and learning research; 2-hour seminar (attached to TLRP Annual Conference); unlimited places

December 2003
Combining methods: ‘qualitative’ approaches to combining methods in teaching and learning research; Discussion workshop (Belfast); 15 places

January 2004
The role of inter-disciplinary research in teaching and learning; Seminar (Oxford – repeated in Birmingham, April 2004); 15 places

March 2004
Complex interventions: their use and design in teaching and learning research; 2-day training workshop (Cardiff); 15 places

April 2004
The role of inter-disciplinary research in teaching and learning; Seminar (Birmingham – repeated from Oxford, January, 2004); 15 places

May 2004
Design experiments: their use and application in teaching and learning research; 1-day training workshop (Oxford); 15 places

References (return to top)

Building Research Capacity journal

Crozier, R (2003) Complementarity between longitudinal studies, Building Research Capacity, 6, pp.7-10

Kelly, E and Lesh, R (2002) Understanding and explicating the design experiment methodology, Building Research Capacity, 3, pp.1-3

Moore, L (2002) Research design for the rigorous evaluation of complex educational interventions: lessons from health services research, Building Research Capacity, 1, pp.4-5

Nash, R (2002) A realist scheme for social explanation: on 'numbers and narratives', Building Research Capacity, 4, pp.1-4

Prandy, K (2002) Measuring quantities: the qualitative foundation of quantity, Building Research Capacity, 2, pp.3-4

Examples (return to top)

Links (return to top)

Software (return to top)

 

       
 
Home > Activities > Combining methods
   
Return to top of page
This page was last updated 21st February 2004
Email: RCBN@Cardiff.ac.uk