Project: Mixed research strategies: needs, design and procedure implementation.
The study subject: research methodology in social sciences.
In this project, we propose to use the term "mixing" referring to the research methodology. This term means different combinations of methods consistent with an international practice, but which has not been well accepted among Russian researchers yet. More information about the objectives of the project can be found in the "Project’s passport" session.
The group was formed in autumn, 2014 in the framework of the Science Foundation’s competition.
The Mixed methods research group was created after the inspiring course of the noted scholar – David L. Morgan. It was taken place at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and was dedicated to the development of
the research designs using the combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Professor talked about the integration of the qualitative and quantitative methods for different research questions and tasks, gradually described the research designs and their possible expansion.
David Morgan currently teaches courses at the University of Michigan and the University of Portland. He is the author of numerous and highly cited publications about the methods of the sociological research. One of his latest books «Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach» (Sage Publications, 2013) became the basis of his course.
Members of the "Mixed methods research group" took part in the methodological seminar "Studying migrants homes: Ethics, Participatory Ethnography and Visual Research"
"Take a souvenir with you from Russia for memory!" - Dr A. Pechurina talked about homes of Russian migrants living in the UK and the challenges of studying them.