Workshops Thursday

Workshop Five: Analysing and integrating mixed methods data    
Presenter: Prof Pat Bazeley

Targeted attendees: Anyone doing MM research, but realistically, probably best for those who already have some background knowledge of MM design and practice.

Analysing mixed methods data is more than just comparing and perhaps melding the conclusions drawn from separate data components. Integration, which lies at the heart of mixed methods research, is about bringing varied data and analysis strategies together in multiple ways throughout a project – as iterative exchange, and also at one or more deliberate ‘points of interface’ – so that the varied approaches taken become interdependent in achieving a common theoretical or research outcome. This workshop will present a range of complementary, comparative, relational, transformative, and visual processes for integrating varied data sources and strategies for analysis, illustrated through reference to a variety of mixed methods studies from multiple disciplines. These integrative processes and strategies are designed to ensure that data and available tools are used most effectively in building strong and useful conclusions that contribute to meeting the purpose of the research.

Key text: Bazeley, P. (2018). Integrating analyses in mixed methods research. London: Sage

Workshop Six: Quality Criteria in Mixed Methods Research
Presenter: Assoc Prof Ros Cameron

Targeted attendees: The workshop is a useful resource for novice researchers and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) embarking on MMR studies. It is also useful and expedient resource for academics and researchers who are required to review MMR journal submissions, examine MMR theses and judge research grant applications applying MMR designs. It is also a valuable resource for those teaching MMR or conducting research training workshops and advanced research capacity building.

  • Introduce notions and language of quality criteria
  • Overview of quality criteria in QUAN research
  • Explore the Quality criteria debates in QUAL research
  • Introduce the development and reviews of quality criteria in MMR
  • Describe the use of critical appraisal frameworks in Systematic Mixed Studies Reviews  (SMSRs) 

Associate Professor Roslyn Cameron (PhD) is Head of Discipline HRM/Management and Director of Research & RHD at the Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide, South Australia. She is a Fellow of both the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) and the Australian Institute for Training and Development (FAITD) and is Co-Convenor of the Mixed Methods Research Special Intertest Group of ANZAM. Ros has just been elected to the Board of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA). She has been the recipient of several large-scale workforce development research grants and an array of smaller scale research grants related to skilled migration, workforce readiness/employability and future skilling totalling $1.2m. She has over 90 publications.

Workshop Seven:  Fully integrated Mixed Method Research approaches
Presenter: Prof Elizabeth Creamer

Targeted attendees: Anyone doing Mixed Method Research

This interactive workshop introduces fully integrated mixed method research (FIMMR) as a methodology for integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches throughout the research process from the way it is initially conceived through the way it is executed.
Learning goals to explore ways that multiple sources of data can be engaged dialectically in (a) the construction of research questions, (b) the development of a sampling plan, (c) during data collection and analysis, (d) leveraging dissonance for theoretical insight, and (d) in the drawing of conclusions to create an original explanatory framework.
Participants completing the workshop will come away with a list of creative ways the qualitative and quantitative data can be integrated, particularly during analyses.

Workshop Eight: Quantitative Methods in Indigenous Educational Contexts: using Legitimation Code Theory in the interfaces between quantitative, qualitative and kaupapa Māori research.
ers:  Dr Brian Tweed and Dr Pania Te Maro

Targeted attendees:  Researchers interested in either legitimation code theory and/or quantitative methods research in indigenous contexts.

This workshop will engage attendees in the tensions surrounding the use of quantitative methods research in indigenous contexts focussing on kaupapa Māori research. The practical work will use Legitimation Code Theory to illustrate how non-epidemiological studies which collect qualitative data may be quantified and used to generate measures of the strengths of ‘legitimation codes’ implicit in pedagogical practices. It will be argued and, it is hoped, demonstrated that quantitative methods in indigenous contexts is both possible and productive as long as great care is taken to attend to context, people and purpose.

Originally from the UK, Brian has worked extensively as a teacher and advisor in both English-medium and Māori-medium schools in New Zealand for the past 30 years. He completed his doctorate at Victoria University in 2016 examining the struggle of Māori immersion schools with mathematics education. He is currently a senior lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University.
Brian’s research interests include critical realist philosophy and social research, the sociology of knowledge and education, and emancipatory pedagogies especially from a non-indigenous perspective. He also has a special interest in mixed methods research with a focus on the ontological commensurabilities between qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapū te awa, ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, ko Te Kapa a Hinekōpeka te tūrangawaewae, ko Pōkai te wharenui, ko Te whānau ā Pōkai te hapū, ko Ihipera rāua ko Harawira oku tīpuna, ko Fred taku pāpā, ko Margaret taku māmā, ko Pania Te aro ahau!

Pania will be graduating with her PhD in March this year! It’s called, “Mai i ngā rā o Mua: dialectical and knowledge-power relations in the interactions of Kura with maths education.” It asks and goes some way to answering the question, “How is it that maths education interrupts Kura communities’ commitment to Kaupapa and Mātauranga Māori; and has power to format Māori identities and expectations of education? Pania has used kaupapa Māori research theory along with Marx and Foucault to interpret data. She can see a day when Kura are able to deliver beyond-curriculum-maths, and do so in a way where kaupapa and mātauranga Māori are equitably privileged with kaupapa and mātauranga mathematics (not just curriculum maths, but maths that supports deeper more conceptual understandings and mathematical principles).
Pania’s teaching background is from Kōhanga to Wānanga in mainly kaupapa Māori AND a couple of kaupapa English educational settings.  Her research is mainly in mathematics in the compulsory sector, but she has also worked with and carried out research about adult numeracy as this is also a field that she really enjoys and want to make a difference in.