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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Introduction to Mixed Methods Social Service Research

INTRODUCTION

Mixed methods research is a methodology that draws on the strengths of qualitative and quantitative methods to answer a research question by integrating qualitative and quantitative data. Mixed methods research produces more comprehensive understanding of the research problem, enhances the validity of findings, and helps link programme or intervention processes to outcomes. The pluralistic and pragmatic lenses adopted in mixed methods research allow knowledge to be drawn from multiple sources that can be useful in considering context and processes. Mixed methods research is therefore well-suited for the social service sector which deals with complex human issues

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will introduce participants to mixed methods research as a research methodology that is relevant to research in social service. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is mixed methods research
  • Explain how mixed methods research is relevant to social service
  • Describe the main mixed methods research designs and the different ways in which data can be integrated in mixed methods research
  • Apply the essential knowledge gained in their work.

COURSE CONTENT

  • What is mixed methods research?
  • Why mixed methods research?
  • What are the main mixed methods research design?
  • How are data mixed in mixed methods research?
  • How are results presented in mixed methods research? 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Social service professionals, researchers, all who are interested in learning about mixed methods research. *Pre-requisite: Knowledge of the essentials of qualitative and quantitative research

AWARD

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

COURSE FEES

Fees S$

Course Fees  (Nett)

 $350

 

Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002526, End date of approval: 27 Jul 2022)  up to $105 subsidy

 

TRAINER

Mr Lim Wei Loong is a full-time researcher at Fei Yue Community Services, where he is actively involved in supporting the utilisation of research to inform practice. Having had more than ten years of experience conducting research in the practice context, Wei Loong understands the challenges social service agencies (SSAs) faced in utilising and conducting research for practice purposes. This has enabled him to deliver research trainings that are responsive to realities on the ground. Wei Loong is also a member of the Research Community of Practitioners.

Wei Loong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Masters of Philosophy in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and a Graduate Diploma of Social Sciences (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University. He has graduated from University of Oxford with a Masters of Science in Evidence Based Health Care. Due to his outstanding dissertation in the subject of Evidence-Based Healthcare, he was awarded the 2021 Gillian Nicholls Prize.

Wei Loong has also been a full time polytechnic lecturer. He currently holds associate positions at a polytechnic and a local university, teaching research methods and supervising students’ research projects. He has also taught developmental psychology and social programme evaluation for other Academy of Human Development courses. Besides, he provides in-house research and programme evaluation trainings for researchers and practitioners.

APPLICATION and ENQUIRIES

Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Dates 25 & 26 Oct 2021
Timing 9.00am - 12.30pm
Trainer(s) Mr Lim Wei Loong
Venue(s) Online via Zoom