Research Institute of Child Development and Education

Consultation 2.0

Consultation 2.0 is a continuing series of workshops on popular methodological and statistical topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Each workshop discusses one topic extensively. Typically, a workshop consists of a keynote lecture by an expert in the field, a shorter hands-on lecture on software, one or two short presentations by researchers who have dealt with the problems in practice, and a question and answer session.

Consultation 2.0 is organized under the auspices of VBSP. Unless stated otherwise, the workshops are taught in English. The prerequisite level of knowledge of methods, statistics, and software changes across workshops. Consultation 2.0 is free for faculty and staff of the Research Institute of Child Development and Education and VBSP members. Other participants pay €50 to cover organizational expenses. Workshop material will be sent to all participants a week in advance. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer.

Next workshop:

Mixed methods - intermediate (June 9, 2017)

In the workshop, participants learn how to build their own mixed methods designs for educational research. A mixed methods design is a design for a study that involves the integration of data from several sources. Examples include the integration of data obtained through different methods, or the integration of answers to separate, but related research questions. We will start by examining some real-life examples from the participants' research practice, and next discuss characteristics, opportunities and pitfalls of mixed methods research in education. Participants will apply a strategy for the design of mixed methods research, developed by the workshop leader, to examples from their own research practice. This strategy involves various specific purposes of mixing, each related to a specific stage in the research process, and classified into three overall purposes of mixing; a distinction between a point of extension and a point of integration; and a method of visualizing cases of mixing.

Different from mainstream mixed methods theorizing, this workshop emphasizes three points:

  • Mixing is not a characteristic of a study, but something that occurs within a study. Researchers therefore should not describe "the" design "of" their mixed methods study, but should rather describe cases of mixing within their study. It is not the study as a whole which has a specific purpose of mixing, but an individual case of mixing (e.g. cognitive interviews are held (case of mixing within a study) to improve a questionnaire-under-development (specific purpose of this case of mixing).
  • Integration is not separate from the purpose of mixing, but is rather determined by the purpose of mixing (if the aim of the interviews is to explain the unexpected results of the survey, integration entails that the conclusion of the former is an explanation of the latter).



June 9, 2017: 13.00h – 17.00h



Prof. dr. Judith Schoonenboom, University of Vienna



Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, Room 3.01



Research-Master students, PhD students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences who are interested in the combination of qualitative and quantitative research (mixed methods).



78 participants


13:00h – 14:45h


Part 1

14:45h – 15:00h


Coffee and Tea break

15:00h – 17:00h


Part 3

Published by  RICDE

24 May 2017