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Mixed Methods to Understand and Evaluate Public Health Problems is a Course

Mixed Methods to Understand and Evaluate Public Health Problems

Ended Oct 30, 2020
14.0 credits

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21st Annual Summer Programn in Population Health Course

Registration: For those paying with a debit or credit card, please click "enroll" on the course you wish to take. 

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Are you an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student? Students receive a discount on Summer Program courses. This course is $150 for students. Please use code MixedMethods to receive your discount.

Instructor: Tory Hogan, PhD

Course Description:

Mixed methods research is growing in acceptance in Public Health, calling for developing new research skills among future health leaders. By integrating quantitative outcome-based oriented approaches with qualitative stakeholder engagement methods public health leaders and researchers should be able to better identify, assess, evaluate and implement improvement initiatives in public health.

The purpose of this interactive class is to discuss principles and procedures of designing and conducting mixed methods studies and to provide participants with hands-on experience of selecting and applying core mixed methods designs in public health research. Working in teams, participants will be able to develop research aims for a mixed methods study and use core design templates to create a mixed methods study procedural diagram. The course is designed for novice and seasoned researchers seeking to apply mixed methods to understand topics in public health. 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key perspectives and purpose of mixed methods research (MMR) design.
  • Discuss and examine the most common MMR designs.
  • Assess methodological challenges associated with conducting mixed methods studies.
  • Evaluate and discuss approaches to conducting data analyses within a mixed methods research study.
  • Practice writing MMR research aims.
  • Design public health mixed methods research study.

Continuing Education:

This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 14 hours. Course number: CE-0000001493 Clock Hours: 14.

This course is approved for 14 CPH CEs.

Sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP100177), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 14 category I contact hours in health education. Maximum advance-level contact hours available are 10.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Activity Number: 2020-0000000382 Contact Hours: 14

Contact Colleen at for questions about continuing education contact hours.