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Multi-methods in Health Sciences Research
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3763-18-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 06/10/2018
Date and time06.11.2018, at: 08:00 - 27.11.2018, at: 15:00
Regular seats20
Course fee3,120.00 kr.
LecturersMaria Kristiansen
ECTS credits2.50
Contact personAnnegrethe Hansen    E-mail address: ahan@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Understand and explain the rationales and foundations of multi-methods research.
2. Explain and compare core multi-methods designs.
3. Describe and explain approaches to planning, data collection, analysis and reporting of multi-methods research.
4. Discuss advantages and challenges in conducting multi-methods research.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the foundations and underlying rationales for multiple methods research; to present core multi-methods designs with a focus on planning, data collection, and analysis; to introduce advantages and challenges of engaging with multi-methods research in the fields of health and medical sciences; and finally to presents approaches to reporting different types of multi-methods research.

The course is relevant to students using or planning to use a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods in their studies. Knowledge of basic qualitative and quantitative methods is required.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes
All graduate programmes
Public Health and Epidemiology


A combination of lectures, project presentations, peer-feedback, group work, and discussions. Emphasis will be placed on cases represented in the studies undertaken by PhD students participating in the course.

Participants are required to submit a one page application upon registering for the course. This should include the following elements: title of the PhD project and the student, aim of the project, and methodology including how mixed methods are used/incorporated into the study design.

A course assignment is handed out to students at the end of the second course day. In order to pass the course, this assignment should be completed individually followed by a presentation and discussion during the final day of the course with feedback from teachers and students.

Literature: central chapters from the following book are required readings: John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark. Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research. 3rd Edition. SAGE Publications, 2018. Additional papers on methods and mixed methods study cases will be distributed and discussed.

Course director
Maria Kristiansen, Associate professor, makk@sund.ku.dk and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Professor, titt@si-folkesundhed.dk.

Maria Kristiansen, Associate professor, Department of Public Health & Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen
Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Professor, Department of Health and Social Context, University of Southern Denmark
Guest teachers representing different approaches to multi-methods research will present and discuss case studies.

6-7 and 27 November 2018 from 8am-3pm.

Course location
Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1014 Copenhagen K.
6 November: CSS 7-0-08, 8:00-15:00
7 November: CSS 2-2-02, 8:00-15:00
27 November: CSS 7-0-01, 8.00-15:00

Please register before 6 October 2018

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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