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NCS Course: Mixing methods in educational research

Lecturer: Morten Frederiksen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University. The course is arranged by the National Centre for School Research.

20.08.2018 | The National Centre for School Research

Dato man 17 dec tir 18 dec
Tid 13:00    16:00
Sted Nobelparken, Aarhus, Bygning 1483, Lokale 354

Target group

Everybody with an interest in mixed methods in educational research.

The course will be divided into two separate parts:

  • Day 1 is a seminar with a presentation by the lecturer and following questions and discussion.
  • Day 2 takes form as a workshop in which participants can present and discuss their own work.


The course introduces the mixed methods tradition with an explicit focus on its implementation and relevance for educational research. Unlike many courses in mixed methods, the course will focus less on “why” and more on “how” mixed methods have been and can be used in educational research.

The course provides an overview of the mixed methods tradition including purpose and characteristics of mixed methods research, types of research questions typically addressed, mixed methods designs and different stages of combining and integrating methods, data collection, analysis, quality criteria, and validity. In addition to traditional qualitative and quantitative methods, the course pays explicit attention to methods, which are common to educational studies, such as classroom observations and experimental research.

Throughout the course, we will reflect on and discuss the possibilities and limitations of mixed methods in educational research.

Day 1: December 17 2018, 13.00-16.00

The first day is organized as a seminar with a talk by the lecturer followed by questions and discussion from the participants. 

Day 2: December 18 2018, 13.00-16.00

The second day is organized as a more hands-on workshop in which the participants can present and discuss their own work. Contributions at all stages of the research process are welcome.

Participants will be asked to indicate if they wish to present when they sign up.

On 17 December we will be serving Glögg and Æbleskiver after the course.

Language: English  

Dates: December 17 and 18 2018, 13.00-16.00

Location: Nobelparken, Aarhus University, Building 1483, Room 354

Lecturer: Morten Frederiksen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University

Course fee: Participation is free, but there is a no-show fee of 250 DKK. The fee will be invoiced if you fail to show up for the course without prior cancellation.

Participation: You can participate both on 17 and 18 December or on 17 December only.

Deadline for registration/cancellation: 11 December 2018

Register here