Potentials and Challenges of Mixed Methods

Didier Jourdan will deliver an open lecture on “Potentials and Challenges of Mixed Methods Illustrated using the example of understanding the impact of health/wellbeing promotion programmes in complex educational systems”. This lecture sets out to illustrate and discuss the potentials and challenges of mixed-method research designs with a view to capturing the complexity of health and wellbeing promotion programmes in schools. Particular focus will be placed on challenges related to the evaluation, sustainability and transferability of school-based interventions.

  • When?

28 April 2017, 14:00-16:00

  • Where?

DPU/Aarhus University Campus Emdrup, Copenhagen Room A-403

  • The poster

Invitation lecture

  • The presentation


  • Some ressources

A summary of the lecture (from Guével M.R., Pommier J. and Jourdan D. (2015) Mixed Methods’ Contribution to the Evaluation of Health Promotion Initiatives in the School Setting in Schools for Health and Sustainability V. Simovska and P. Mannix-Mc Namara Eds Springer)

Few papers using mixed methods approach

Evaluation of health promotion in schools: a realistic evaluation approach using mixed methods (2010)

Psychological Distress and Coping amongst Higher Education Students: A Mixed Method Enquiry (2014)

Few papers on history, potentials and challenges of mixed methods

Expanding the History and Range of Mixed Methods Research (2016)

Toward a Definition of Mixed Methods Research (2007)

The Value of Mixed Methods Research: A Mixed Methods Study (2017)

The Future of Mixed Methods: A Five Year Projection to 2020 (2016)

Making Paradigms Meaningful in Mixed Methods Research (2016)

‘‘Haven’t We Always Been Doing Mixed Methods Research?’’: Lessons Learned From the Development of the Horseless Carriage (2016)