Integration in theory and practice. Prof. Pat Bazeley

Integration of varied approaches to data collection and/or analysis is an essential defining feature of mixed methods research. Integration has been defined as purposeful interdependence between methods within a project, with the expectation that benefits will flow from it. Integration occurs through iterative exchange during the conduct of a project, and through planning of one or more ‘points of interface’ between methods – points at which different approaches are deliberately brought together.
Coherent design supporting integration involves consideration of common purposes and paradigms as well as planning for the practicalities of sequencing, sampling, data sources, and teamwork. Coherent analysis supporting integration gives consideration to all available data, combines data and analyses in variations on one or more of six ways, and will become especially evident in the presentation of the results, discussion and conclusions of a study.
This presentation will unpack the concept of integration, with its implications for practice in a mixed methods environment.

Pat Bazeley is Director of Research Support P/L and Adjunct Professor in the Translational Research and Social Innovation Centre at Western Sydney University. Since graduating in psychology she has worked in community development, project consulting and in academic research development. For almost 30 years Pat has been providing research training and project consulting to academics, graduate students and practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines across Australia and internationally. Her particular expertise is in helping researchers to make sense of qualitative, survey, and mixed methods data, and to use computer programs for management and analysis of data. Pat’s research has focused on qualitative and mixed methods data analysis, the development and performance of researchers, and the wellbeing of older women. She has published books, chapters, and articles on mixed methods and qualitative data analysis. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and Qualitative Health Research, and was 2015–2016 President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association.

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Massey University (MāoriTe Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is a university based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with significant campuses in Albany and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand’s second largest university when not counting international students.[2] Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university. Massey University started life as an agricultural College in 1926 and is named after former New Zealand Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey who died in 1925 and was well known for his land reform efforts.  Massey University became a full University in 1963.  

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We are offering two types of accommodation – Te Puni Village hostel or the IBIS Hotel, a moderately priced, centrally located hotel.  The IBIS can be booked  as part of the online registration for the Forum. A deposit of one night’s accommodation is required to guarantee the booking. Full payment can be made if preferred. Costs quoted are per room, per night based on a single or double occupancy and include GST. Cancellations or amendments will incur a cancellation/amendment fee.
Please note: Cancellations made within 30 days will incur 100% penalty of room nights booked – unless we can onsell your room.

IBIS Hotel
Address: 153 Featherston Street Wellington
Ibis Wellington is in the heart of the city near the bustle of Lambton Quay.  There is a regular bus service from the city that goes very close to Massey University.
Rating: Moderate
Rates: NZD $159 Queen  bedded room (room only basis).   Twin bedded rooms are available on request – same price
Rooms are compact but include the usual facilities of a moderate hotel

Te PUNI VILLAGE – student accommodation, perfect for the budget conscious attendee – shared bathrooms
Address: 80 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington
Te Puni is student accommodation, but quite acceptable and located 2.7km from the city centre.  Rooms are single beds and shared bathrooms and accommodation can be booked by clicking the link below.  It is a 10 minute walk to Massey (downhill), but a 20 min walk back to Massey – or bus to the city centre and out to the village
Rating: Budget
Rates: From $64 per night inclusive continental breakfast
Click here for the website and making bookings direct with Te Puni

Please use code MMIRA2019 to receive 10% discount on all rates