#KeyLIMEPodcast 3: Methods Consult with Lara Varpio – Episode 8

This is Lara Varpio’s (@LaraVarpio) 9th ‘Methods Consult’ for KeyLIME.

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara’s opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research. In this series, Lara gives some background and highlights the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration for illuminating research.

In her 9th episode, she looks to clear up any confusion listeners may have about mixed methods research.  While she has made it a personal goal of hers to stay well versed in the foundational principles of mixed methods research, it is a space where development is constant. Therefore, she has invited a guest and expert to join her on this week’s episode: Dr. Alexis Battista (@abbattist), from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Click here to hear them discuss and see below for some recommended resources.

Selected Readings and Resources for Mixed Methods Research

Journals for Methods and Exemplar Studies
> Journal of Mixed Method Research
> International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
> Professional Organizations and Mixed Methods Communities
> The American Education Research Association (AERA) Mixed Methods Special Interest Group (SIG)
> The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)

Select Methods Articles
> Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. A. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods research. Journal of mixed methods research, 1(2), 112-133.
> Creswell, J. W., Klassen, A. C., Plano Clark, V. L., & Smith, K. C. (2011). Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. Bethesda (Maryland): National Institutes of Health, 2013, 541-545.
> Guetterman, T. C., Molina-Azorin, J. F., & Fetters, M. D. (2020). Virtual special issue on “integration in mixed methods research”. Journal of mixed methods  > Bryman, A. (2007). Barriers to integrating quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of mixed methods research, 1(1), 8-22.
> Fàbregues, S., Molina-Azorin, J. F., & Fetters, M. D. (2021). Virtual special issue on “quality in mixed methods research”. Journal of mixed methods research
> Maxwell, J. A. (2016). Expanding the history and range of mixed methods research. Journal of mixed methods research, 10(1), 12-27.

Mixed Methods Webinars
> Mixed Methods International Research Association: https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/webinars/mixed-methods-webinar/index.html
> AHRQ Advanced Methods Webinar: Integrating Mixed Methods in Health Services and Delivery System Research https://youtu.be/SmP2znJLZs4

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