A course on
Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
April 15 – 24, 2019
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Rau-Pithampur Road, Indore 453556, M.P.
FOUNDATIONS OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH
15-24, April 2019
Course Code: 173006J01
Mixed methods research integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches to provide a better understanding of the research problem than either one of the approaches can. While quantitative and qualitative research is extensively used in research, the adoption of mixed methods research has gained considerable interest since the 1990s. Thus, we have designed a course that would provide an exposure to various elements of mixed methods research. With sessions on overview of quantitative and qualitative research, approaches to integrate the two, foundations of writing quality research articles, this course is aimed at enabling participants to enhance their research expertise and developing a focused approach to conducting mixed methods research.
To this end, in completing this course, participants become familiar with the variety of research methods and how they relate to the notion of theory building or theory testing in the context of developing credible and high quality research. Participants should be able to identify and justify necessary research methods to assess proposed theoretical models. To accomplish this end, it is necessary not only to read research articles published in some of the elite journals in business disciplines, but also to develop appreciation for writing and communicating research ideas in the most effective manner.
Through the conceptualization and design of a mixed methods research project, participants will be able to experience and apply key tenets of mixed methods research, concepts, methods, and various techniques. These include literature search, knowledge evaluation, theory and model building, hypotheses generation, research design, constructs, variables, instrument development, assumptions, analysis, and interpretation.
The primary objectives of the course are as follows: The participants would:
- Gain an awareness of current and relevant mixed methods research in the various business disciplines
- Understand variety of quantitative methods, its strengths and limitations.
- Understand variety of qualitative methods its strengths and limitations.
- Be able to integrate quantitative and qualitative methods to design a robust mixed methods research project.
- Understand the building blocks of publishing high quality and relevant research using mixed methods research.
- Mixed Methods Research (MMR)
- Overview of MMR Designs
- Theory Building Vs Theory Testing
- MMR Design/Writing
- Overview of Quantitative Research Methods
- Simple Regression to Complex Casual Methods
- Data Collection and Validation Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative Methods)
- Generalizability in Quantitative, Qualitative Methods
- Qualitative research Methods
- Case Study and Action Research
- Grounded Theory, Interpretative, and Critical Research
- Strategies for Integrating Research Approaches
- MMR Data Collection Methods and Analysis
- Communicating MMR Results
- Validity and Reliability in MMR
Who can attend?
- Faculty members/ academic administrators from academic and technical institutions
- Research Associates/Academic Associates, Research Assistants
- Doctoral/ Post-Doctoral (PhD, FPM)/Post-Graduate students
- Executives working with manufacturing, service or any other organization, including research laboratories interested in conducting research
Award of Certificate
Certificate will be awarded to the participants of the course upon meeting the requirements and its successful completion.
April 15 – 24, 2019. Participants are required to reach IIM Indore Campus on 14th April 2019 evening for registration and collection of course materials. Inauguration and familiarization of the course will be held on 15th April 2019 at 9.30 am. In the 10-day course, there will be 4 sessions each day of 60 minutes duration. The session will be held from 9.00 am onwards with breaks for tea/Coffee and lunch. Valedictory function will be held on 24th and the participants can leave the campus by 2.00 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop.
Deadline for payment to IIM Indore and submitting application through Google Form 20th March 2019
Course Registration Fee (inclusive of GST)
|Faculty/ Academic Administrators||Rs. 7,000/-|
|Research/Academic Associates/Research Assistants||Rs. 6,000/-|
|Doctoral/ Post-Doctoral/Post-Graduate Students||Rs. 5,000/-|
|Participants from Abroad||US$ 250/-|
Course Registration fee include instructional materials, accommodation in Institute hostels (single occupancy non-AC room with shared wash room facilities), food, coffee/tea and free Internet facility. Registration fee does not include GIAN registration charge of Rs.500/-. In case, accommodation is required in Executive Residences, the same may be arranged on payment basis depending on availability first-cum-first basis.
Course Registration: Course Registration process include 1) One-time registration in GIAN portal, 2) Payment of course fee to IIM Indore account and then 3) Fill in the registration details in the Google Form through the link provided in “Course Registration Details”.
- One-time Web (GIAN Portal) Registration: Participants are required to visit GIAN Website http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/GREGN/index to create Login User ID, Password, and pay one-time registration fee of Rs.500/- . Registration to the GIAN portal is one time activity only. Information on requirements, payment details and benefits of one-time registration is available on the GIAN Website. Follow the process as instructed to complete GIAN Portal registration.
- Payment of Course Fee to IIM Indore
Mode of payment: Online bank transfer to the following account
Account Name: Indian Institute of Management Indore
Account Number: 53018623445
Bank Name & Address: State Bank of India, IIM Indore Rau Branch, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, PIN Code-453556
IFSC Code: SBIN0030525
Please also note that mere registration to the portal will not ensure participation in the course. Please do not confuse with GIAN web registration with course registration. The course registration fee is separate. The applicant has to pay course registration fee of the respective category of the participant to IIM Indore.
- Course Registration Details – Fill Google Form with details of course fee details at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1XSwXi9OesMvCa0_RG8E5uGV5pdpn0dBUT76ZXR0MvXbOhQ/viewform.
The number of participants for the programme is limited. As limited seats available for the course, the nominations will be accepted on first-cum-first-serve basis. Intimation regarding admission of the nominee to the course will be communicated (through email only) as soon as possible after the receipt of nomination. In case of non-selection or withdrawal before 20 March 2019, registration fee (payment made to IIM Indore) will be refunded on completion of the course.
Dr. Lakshmi S. Iyer is Professor of Information Systems & Director of the Applied Data Analytics Graduate Programs at the Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. Her research interests are in the area of emerging technologies & its impact on organizations and users, and social inclusion in computing. Her research work has been published in the Journal of the AIS, Communications of the AIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM (CACM), Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontier , eService Journal, Journal of E-Commerce Research (JECR), Journal of CIS, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and others. Iyer serves on the board of the Special Interest Group in Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) as well as Teradata University Network, an academic initiative to provide resources for analytics teaching and research. She co-edited Annals of Information Systems Special Issues (2015 and 2017) on “Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support: Role of BI and Social Media” and “Analytics and Data Science: Advances in Research and Pedagogy”. She has served as co-chair of analytics international symposium held in Milan, Italy (2013); Auckland, New Zealand (2014); Fort Worth, TX (2015); Seoul, South Korea (2017), and San Francisco, CA (2018). She is also serving as the Vice-President of Special Interest Groups and Colleges for the Association of Information Systems (AIS). She has co-guest edited special issues for Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Frontier.
Dr. Iyer has been involved in community engaged outreach and scholarship to increase diverse students’ awareness about STEM education and career paths. She started a new initiative in 2018, “Innovate for Good” (innovate.appstate.edu) at Appalachian State University and was founder/director of the “IT is for Girls” program (wiit.uncg.edu) at UNC Greensboro, both aimed to achieve those goals. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Center for Women in IT, Lincoln Financial and from other foundations to offer STEM events for young women. Related initiative also includes the Triad Tech Savvy event (http://greensboro-nc.aauw.net/techevents/triad-techsavvy/) sponsored by AAUW which expanded to the STEM3 program (in 2017) to include the medical/healthcare and music fields. The “IT is for Girls” and “Triad Tech Savvy” programs have served over 1200 girls in middle and high-school in the Triad area and beyond since the women in IT inception in 2009. She is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and received the Dr. Shirley Hall Award from AAUW Greensboro Branch in April 2011 for exemplary contribution to enrich STEM education for women. She served as the STEM coordination for AAUW Greensboro and also served as a co-chair of the Association of Information Systems’ (AIS) task force on Women in IS to enhance the outreach efforts of AIS to women in Information Systems (IS) based on systematic assessment of the current status of women in IS, globally, including students (both current and potential) and professionals in academia, corporate, and non-profit organizations with the intent to creating a nurturing, supporting environment conducive to enhancing the growth and success of women in IS field. She was awarded the National Center for Women in IT’s 2015 Educator Award. In 2017, AAUW Greensboro Branch established the “Iyer Award” to recognize a member whose work has enabled the Branch to make a lasting difference in its mission of service on behalf of women and girls.
Lakshmi Iyer, Ph.D. | Professor of IS and Director of Graduate Applied Data Analytics Program
Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Walker College of Business | Appalachian State University
3140-D Kenneth E. Peacock Hall | 416 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608 | USA
Dr. Prabin Kumar Panigrahi is a Professor in Information Systems area and Chair of Post-Graduate Programme in Management at Indian Institute of Management Indore, India. He holds his Masters from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. His current research interests include Emerging Technologies, Technology Adoption, Analytics, Business Value of Information Systems, E-Governance, and Social Inclusion in Information Systems. His research work has been published in Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, CSI Communications, Insurance Chronicle, International Journal of Computer Applications, International Journal of Business Information Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Management, International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Journal of International Business Education, Journal of Information Technology Management, Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Systems and Information Technology. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, and Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation. He is also a member of the editorial board for International Journal of Business Information Systems.
Prof Panigrahi has various professional honors, awards and fellowships both internationally and nationally across teaching, research and industry. He is recipient of Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecture Fellowship, Best Teacher Award, IIM Indore, Teradata University Network Faculty Scholarship, The Data Warehousing Institute Continuing Professional Education Scholarship, Boston, USA, and GIAN (Global Initiative on Academic Network, MHRD). Prof Panigrahi is a member of working group of Cyber Surakshit Bharat, an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India and National e-Governance Division for building a cyber security resilient framework within Govt. He is also currently developing MOOCs on Information Security and Cyber Forensics for SWAWAM platform of Govt. of India. He has received Outreach Lecturing Fund award from Institute of International Education Council for International Exchange of Scholars, US. He had delivered talks at various universities overseas. He has participated in Global Colloquium on Participant Cantered Learning (GCPCL), Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston, USA as well as in China.
Prof Panigrahi is recipient of Research Fellowship, Under Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School project). He is also recipient of Indo-British Higher Education Fellowship at University of Wales (UK), Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Award for research at HEC Montreal, Canada and Digital India eGov Fellowship, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. He was a team member of research project, Center for Global Resource Leverage, India of the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. Prof Panigrahi was a visiting research scholar to The University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA. He was a member in a World Bank Project of Case Studies Writing on Autonomy in Higher Education Institutions. He was selected as an Award Assessor for the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Export-Import Bank of India and was certified as Solution Consultant (SAP Global Certification).
Prabin Kumar Panigrahi
Professor, Information Systems
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India- 453556
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Tel: +91-0731-2439547, M: +91-9425321692
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