Seminars & Workshops
An Overview of Survey Design

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of a survey
  • Determine the population to survey
  • Explain best practices in survey design
  • Identify survey questions to ask to gather relevant data
  • Determine how to deliver a survey.

Taught by: Susan Koch-Weser, ScD.

Seminars & Workshops
Applying Mixed Methods Effectively

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the study design used in a mixed methods research study
  • Explain the rationale for using a mixedmethods approach
  • Identify the tools employed in a mixed methods research study
  • Describe the analytic approach of a mixed methods research study.

Taught by Justeen Hyde, PhD, and Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA

Seminars & Workshops
Designing a Mixed Methods Study

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods can contribute to answering research questions
  • Identify ways to combine quantitative and qualitative data to address research questions using a case-based example
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of using mixed methods.

Taught by Justeen Hyde, PhD, and Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA

Seminars & Workshops
Introduction to Mixed Methods

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Determine which sessions in this seminar series will be helpful to you
  • Identify potential opportunities for mixed methods approaches in health services research.

Taught by Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA

Seminars & Workshops
Item Response Theory

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major differences between classical and modern psychometric methods
  • Understand the process of developing and evaluating a PRO item bank using modern IRT methods
  • Describe how item banks are used in computerized adaptive testing (CAT)
  • Discuss how information from item banks can be helpful in constructing new fixed-length PRO surveys.

Taught by Barbara Gandek, PhD.

Seminars & Workshops
Mixed Methods Approaches for Health Services Research: An Introduction

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between qualitative and quantitative research
  • Describe the rationale for qualitative and quantitative approach
  • List the strengths and limitations of qualitative research methods
  • Identify ways qualitative research is effectively used in clinical and basic science research
  • Discuss the elements of a high-quality qualitative research study
  • Outline examples of current funding and publication avenues for mixed methods research.

Taught by Justeen Hyde, PhD and Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA

Seminars & Workshops
The Qualitative Research Process: Study Designs for Health Services Research

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Identify core components of a qualitative study design, including the importance of a primary research question and approach to the study
  • Determine the appropriate methods (one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and participant observations) to use in a health services research study
  • Discuss the strengths and challenges in applying qualitative research methods to health-related research questions through case-based examples.

Taught by Justeen Hyde, PhD, and Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, MA