Mixed Methods (LEAP Learner)

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Welcome to Mixed Methods!

In this course, you’ll learn about mixed methods research.  Topics include: using a conceptual framework, constructs, and variables to design a mixed methods study; differences between quantitative and qualitative research; types of mixed methods study designs; and how to collect data for a mixed methods study and present results.


About Elizabeth Evans

I am a professor of public health.  I research how health care systems and public policies can better promote health and wellness among vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly for individuals at risk for opioid and other substance use disorders. My current research focuses on how the criminal justice system can impact health outcomes.

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Course Creator

Elizabeth Evans, PhD, MA

Department of Health Promotion & Policy 
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Est. Time to Complete: 2 Hours

Difficulty Level: Beginner/Basic


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Course Materials

Mixed Methods Participant Guide

Introduction to Coding

Staying In Touch Manual

The Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST)


Course References

  • Evans E, Anglin MD, Urada D, Yang J. Promising practices for delivery of court-supervised substance abuse treatment: perspectives from six high-performing California counties operating Proposition 36. Eval Program Plann. 2011 May;34(2):124-34.
  • Evans EA, Harrington C, Roose R, Lemere S, Buchanan D. Perceived Benefits and Harms of Involuntary Civil Commitment for Opioid Use Disorder. J Law Med Ethics. 2020 Dec;48(4):718-734. doi: 10.1177/1073110520979382. PubMed PMID: 33404337.
  • Evans, E., Herman, P., Washington, D., Lorez, K.A., Yuan, A., Upchurch, D.M., Marshall, N., Hamilton, A.B., & Taylor, S.L. (2018). Gender differences in use of complementary and integrative health by U.S. military veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Women’s Health Issues. 28(5):379-386. PMCID: 6699154.
  • Evans E, Li L, Min J, Huang D, Urada D, Liu L, Hser YI, Nosyk B. Mortality among individuals accessing pharmacological treatment for opioid dependence in California, 2006-10. Addiction. 2015 Jun;110(6):996-1005. doi: 10.1111/add.12863. Epub 2015 Mar 15. PMID: 25644938; PMCID: PMC4452110.
  • Evans, E., Stopka, TJ, Pivovarova, E, Murphy, SM, Taxman, FS, Ferguson, WJ, Bernson, D, Santelices, C, McCollister, KE, Hoskinson, R, Lincoln, T, Friedmann, PD.  (2021). Massachusetts Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (Mass JCOIN). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. In press.
  • Hser, Y.I., Li, J., Jiang, H., Zhang, R., Du, J., Zhang, C., Zhang, B., Evans, E., Wu, F., Chang, Y.J., Peng, C., Huang, D., Stitzer, M.L., Roll, J., & Zhao, M. (2011). Effects of a randomized contingency management intervention on opiate abstinence and retention in methadone maintenance treatment in China. Addiction, 106(10): 1801-1809.  PMCID: 3174353.
  • Morse JM, Niehaus L, Wolfe RR, Wilkins S. 2006. The role of the theoretical drive in maintaining validity in mixed-method research, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3:4, 279-291
  • Mackinnon DP. Integrating Mediators and Moderators in Research Design. Res Soc Work Pract. 2011 Nov;21(6):675-681. doi: 10.1177/1049731511414148.
  • Palinkas LA, Mendon SJ, Hamilton AB. Innovations in Mixed Methods Evaluations. Annu Rev Public Health. 2019 Apr 1;40:423-442.
  • Wang T. Human insights missing from big data. TedTalk.  https://www.ted.com/talks/tricia_wang_the_human_insights_missing_from_big_data/up-next?language=en
  • Wisdom J, Creswell JW. Mixed Methods: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis While Studying Patient-Centered Medical Home Models. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0028-EF.