Bayes Centre

Mixed Methods Workshop

A four-part, Mixed Methods workshop series to explore mixing quantitative and qualitative methods as a natural way forward. By mixing quantitative and qualitative methods we can guide our work together, and reflect results, in what matters and is meaningful in people’s real lives.

Summary

A four-part, Mixed Methods workshop series to explore mixing quantitative and qualitative methods as a natural way forward.

Mixed Methods enlivens natural strategy. It holds the potential to humanize interactions between agencies and citizens. It is a way to improve reflection at both the personal and group levels. A Mixed Methods approach enables rich learning over time so we are more able to say what works and what is holding things back in a way that empowers those who can make change in the system.

We can help people achieve transformational change in their lives if we listen deeply, help them articulate their aspirations, bring in support as needed, and stick with them as long as it takes. We can create a flow of relationships that help each other help people.

We can collectively go to places we have only ever dreamed of or heard about from elsewhere, that we can change lives and that we can do and deliver rather than talk about it endlessly.

This series is cumulative and will explore the Why, What, and How of Mixed Methods in the first three workshops. The series culminates in a fourth session Design Café. Design Café is a dynamic and fun way to spark new possibilities in your work with the support and encouragement of others.

You are invited to a four-part, Mixed Methods workshop series to explore how:

  • The Why of Mixed Methods
  • What are Mixed Methods?
  • How is Mixed Methods done?
  • Design Café

Course Delivery Information

Dates for the next iteration of this course have yet to be confirmed but please sign up to our mailing list to ensure you are kept up to date on when this course is next running.

Funding

Funded places are available for people employed, unemployed or furloughed in Scotland who meet Scottish Funding Council elgibility criteria:

Determining eligibility for a funded place for upskilling takes a number of things into account, including fee status, but also location of employer. SFC provide guidance specifically for upskilling courses:

“Courses/provision is open to all Scottish-domiciled/’home fee’ students, which is consistent with SFC’s policy for core funded student places. Students from the rest of the UK (rUK) are not normally considered eligible for SFC funding. If however a university is working with a Scottish/UK employer which has a physical presence or operating in Scotland, rUK employees of that employer would be eligible.”

Organisations like UKCISA, and the University, provide guidance on how to determine your fee status:

If your fee status is Scotland Fee Rate, RUK Fee Rate, or EU-EEA Pre/Settled Scotland Fee rate, you may be eligible for a funded upskilling place. To determine this we will look at your fee status, residency information and, where relevant, details of your employer, to confirm whether the employer is based in, or has a significant presence, in Scotland.

Funding eligibility will be assessed at the point of each application for each course; you may be asked to provide further information if you do not meet the general residence conditions. Please email us at bayes-training@ed.ac.uk if you would like to discuss your funding eligibility before applying.

Please note that full-time students (including full-time PhD students) are not eligible for funding.