ANAC Pre-Conference Workshop
How to Conduct Mixed Methods Studies in Nursing
November 5, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP-BC, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean, Doctoral Programs
Trustee, International Association of Providers in AIDS Care
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
In this workshop, we will learn how to design a mixed methods study. We will discuss what makes a study a mixed methods study, learn about the characteristics of a mixed methods study, describe what stance is helpful in undertaking a mixed methods study, write a mixed methods research question, describe the levels at which mixes occur and the purposes of mixing at different levels, and discuss different templates for mixed methods studies. We will learn about sampling and data collection combinations, the varied uses of instruments, and how to combine analytic techniques.
Julie Barroso is the Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs and a tenured Professor. She has been an educator since 1989, and has taught in BSN, MSN, and PhD programs. In addition, she has mentored numerous PhD students and junior faculty, and has sponsored 3 funded NRSA grant applications. An internationally recognized expert in qualitative research, she teaches qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis to doctoral students. She has won several teaching awards, most recently the Outstanding PhD Faculty Award from the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Barroso received funding from NINR to develop the techniques for qualitative metasynthesis (Dr. Margarete Sandelowski, PI), to determine the psychosocial and physiological factors associated with HIV-related fatigue, and to test the feasibility of a stigma reduction intervention for HIV-infected women. She has published more than 50 articles, most of them data-based. She has won several awards from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, including the Researcher Recognition Award and the President’s Award. An Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Barroso treated patients with HIV infection for 15 years while holding academic appointments. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care, the first nurse to be selected to serve in this capacity.
Objectives: At the end of this Workshop the participants will be able to:
• Describe the characteristics of a mixed methods study Explain how to develop a randomized trial to test the efficacy of the intervention;
• Distinguish among the purposes of mixing at different levels;
• Be able to design a mixed methods study.