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Designing Mixed Method Evaluation Research

14th May 2018 - 16th May 2018

Course Code EDI-08-17/18-P-R
Organised by The University of Edinburgh
Presenter Dr Flora Cornish, Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science.

Dr David Hendry, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science.

Date 14/05/2018 – 16/05/2018
Venue Thai Theatre, New Academic Building,
London School of Economics,
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Contact Laura Marshall
[email protected]
0131 651 3001Working Week: Monday-Wednesday
Description This course aims to equip people who attend with methodological knowledge and research skills to be able to design, conduct and critically appraise evaluation research. It takes a mixed methods approach, distinguishing the contributions that qualitative and quantitative research designs make, and demonstrating their complementarity. The major quantitative designs are introduced, including randomised controlled trials, regression discontinuity designs and differences in differences. The roles of qualitative methods in formative evaluations, understanding context, and investigating potential mechanisms are explored. The practical aspects of planning an evaluation study, including writing a protocol, dealing with ethical issues and planning for impact are addressed. Teaching methods include interactive lectures, discussion of prescribed readings and group work on design tasks. Material considered during the course will be relevant to evaluation research in both the UK and in wider global contexts.
Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participantsAll fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Cancellation Policy: Please be reminded that you will be charged the full registration fee if you cancel your place within 4 weeks before the training delivery date or you fail to attend.

If you are able to fill the place on the course you are cancelling then the cancellation charge will not apply.

Website and registration
Region Greater London
Keywords Randomized Control Trials (RCT), Evaluation Research, Mixed Methods, Evidence-based policy and practice , , , Explanatory research and causal analysis , , , Regression discontinuity designs , , , Difference-in-differences designs
Related publications and presentations Randomized Control Trials (RCT)
Evaluation Research
Mixed Methods


14th May 2018
16th May 2018


Thai Theatre, London School of Economics,
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC