The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, supported by University of South Australia through the Centre for Research Excellence: Prevention of chronic conditions in rural and remote high risk populations; hosted a Workshop, “Mixed Methods in Prevention and Health Services Research” in October 2014.
5 presenters from University of New England, University of Newcastle, Australian National University and Hunter Medical Research Institute joined colleagues from James Cook University Cairns and 22 workshop participants to improve understanding of research and evaluation techniques, learn how to apply mixed methods in real world projects and to explore the range of disciplines that can potentially be engaged.
The presentations covered research study design and discussed how effectiveness can be influenced by variations in implementation, intervention components, participants behaviour and recruitment and conditions in study sites. The need to ensure concise communication about research outcomes to policy makers was also covered.
The program and presentations are available under Sharing Research Ideas http://www.ccdp.jcu.edu.au/sharing-research-ideas/mixed-methods-workshop-program-and-presentations