Online Workshop: Session 4
Combining quantitative and qualitative evidence: why, how and when?

About the Workshop

James Thomas, PhD, Associate Director of the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) at the University College London, introduces the concept of using mixed methods research for generating comprehensive evidence reviews. This webinar outlines approaches for combining qualitative and quantitative synthesis in a systematic review.

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About the Presenter

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James Thomas, MA, MMus, GGSM, PhD, is Associate Director of the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) at the UCL Institute of Education (University College London) and Professor of Social Research and Policy in the Department of Childhood, Families and Health. His research interests include Systematic reviewing; Methods for research synthesis and research more broadly; The use of new information technologies in social research; Evidence informed policy and practice; Health promotion and public health. He specializes in developing methods for research synthesis, in particular for qualitative and mixed methods reviews and in using emerging information technologies such as text mining in research. He leads a module on synthesis and critical appraisal on the EPPI-Centre's MSc in Research for Public Policy and Practice and development on the Centre's in-house reviewing software, EPPI-Reviewer.

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