Jason is the Director of the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (http://ssrl.usask.ca) and an Associate Member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, located in Saskatoon, Canada.

Since joining the SSRL, Jason has shepherded the unit through a period of continuous growth and maturation, overseeing its evolution and the development of appropriate policies and practices to ensure timely and relevant research supports are available to the university and the community more broadly. As Director, Jason envisions, leverages and supports research and partnership opportunities for the SSRL and works to ensure the long-term success and viability of the unit as a valued resource for social science researchers. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the SSRL and prioritizes efforts and initiatives that seek to ensure the SSRL, and the University of Saskatchewan by extension, is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in planning, supporting and conducting social science research. Jason regularly works with faculty and senior administrators to identify and leverage opportunities that bridge the academic and research and discovery missions of the university and he regularly engages community partners to identify and explore research of mutual interest. Prior to joining the SSRL, Jason held a number of increasingly senior positions in both the public and private sectors. Jason presently holds an MA from the University of Saskatchewan and a BSc (Hons) from Lake Superior State University.

Mixed Methods Research: Key Concepts and Considerations
4.5 Hours
This workshop will introduce participants to the emerging field of mixed methods research. We will discuss some of the advantages and challenges that emerge when using mixed methods designs, and review considerations for designing a mixed methods study, including some of the common design models. Further, we will review the various ways in which data may be collected in mixed methods studies. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to articulate the advantages and challenges of mixed methods research and plan a basic mixed methods study in their field of research. This workshop will provide an opportunity to practice the design and application of mixed methods to wicked problems using collaborative strategies.
Prior exposure to quantitative and/or qualitative research methods would be advantageous to participants.
30 Maximum

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