PDC-04: Advancing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Collection and Analysis with Visual Displays
The use of visual displays that include both qualitative and quantitative data is widely accepted in mixed methods research. Led by the author of the textbook, An Introduction to Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research, this interactive course is designed to explore uses of visual displays in qualitative and mixed methods research. It expands ideas about creative uses of joint displays by exploring their use as a graphic elicitation technique to facilitate authentic data collection, including with vulnerable populations. An equal amount time will be devoted to considering how a joint display can facilitate meaningful integration of data during analysis. A range of examples using visual methods will be presented including photo mapping, timelining, and matrix mapping. Participants will generate ideas about the ways that a visual data display might be useful in their own project. The audience for the course includes those with both introductory and more advanced knowledge of qualitative and mixed method approaches. A variety of supplemental materials will be available to registrants on-line.
Instructor: Elizabeth Creamer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University