2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference

  • Conference registration is open now.
     Main conference registration deadline: Oct. 29, 2021 (JST).
     Optional free workshops registration deadline:Oct. 25, 2021(JST).
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    This conference focuses on Mixed Methods Research (MMR), which is a hybrid of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. MMR is rapidly spreading in practical research fields such as medical care, nursing, and education. 
    This is the 4th Asian Regional Conference of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and the 7th Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR). It aims at sharing the knowledge required to develop, design, and construct MMR among the researchers and practitioners not only in Japan but also in Asian regions.
    Distinguished speakers in the field of MMR will be invited to deliver keynote speeches, workshops, and presentations. We encourage researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields to join this conference!

Greetings from Conference President
Michael D. Fetters  
(University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)


    Oct. 30th, 2021 (Sat) - Workshops + Main Conference

    Oct. 31th, 2021 (Sun) - Main Conference

 Meeting Style

    Online (Web & Zoom)

 Conference Theme

"Mixed Methods Research in the Era of Massive Social Change"

 Program(tentative) <-NEW

   * The program may be subject to change.
    • Oct. 30th, 2021 (Sat)
      • 8:00- Beginning of on-demand presentations (Oral & Poster Presentations)
      • 9:00-10:30 Workshop 1 & 2  (parallel)
        • Workshop 1:
          • Instructor: Tim C. Guetterman (University of Michigan)
        • Workshop 2:
          • Instructor: Yoko Kawamura (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
      • 10:50-12:20 Workshop 3 & 4 (parallel)
        • Workshop 3:
          • Instructor: John Creswell  (University of Michigan)
        • Workshop 4:
          • Instructor: Michael D. Fetters  (University of Michigan)
      • 13:00-13:20 Opening Greetings
        • Conference President: Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)
      • 13:20-14:30 Special Panel Session: MMR in the Era of COVID-19
        • Organizer: Hisako Kakai (Aoyamaga Gakuin University)
        • Panelist: Tomoko Kamei (St. Luke’s International University)
        • Panelist: Dominik Froehlich (University of Vienna)
        • Panelist: Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)
      • 14:40-15:50 Special Plenary Talk 1:
        • Speaker: John Creswell (University of Michigan)
      • 16:00 - 18:00 Virtual Reception & "Meet the presenters" session

    •  Oct. 31th, 2021 (Sun) 
      • 08:00 - 9:30 Asia Open Forum (Presentations & Panel)
        • Facilitator: Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)
        • Facilitator: Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)
      • 09:40 - 10:50 Special Plenary Talk 2: 
        • Speaker: Michael Nichols (MMIRA President / Medical University of South Carolina)
      • 11:00 - 12:10 Special Plenary Talk 3: 
        • Speaker: Tim C. Guetterman (University of Michigan)
      • 12:20 - 13:30 Special Plenary Talk 4: 
        • Speaker: Taichi Hata (Shizuoka Graduate University of Public Health)
        • Discussant: Michael D. Fetters
      • 13:40 - 14:00 Closing
        • Organizing Committee Chair: Hisako Kakai (Aoyama Gakuin University)
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      • 14:10-15:10 JSMMR General Meeting

    Call for Papers

       See the links below for paper submissions.
      • [Call for Papers]  <= Submission has been closed

    Registration Fee <= NEW

    Registration fee

    * This fee includes two days of conference participation, workshops, and pre- and post-conference video and poster viewing.

     10,000 JPY
    Non-member (general)   18,000 JPY
    Member (student)
     4,000 JPY
      Non-member (student)  9,000 JPY


    To register for the 2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference, please visit the following page.

    Registration page
    • Deadline for the main conference registration: October 29, 2021 23:59 (JST)
    • * If you want to register optional free workshops, please do so by October 25, 2021 23:59 (JST)


    • 2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference 
      • Conference Secretariat
        • Email: jsmmr2021 [at] gmail.com    (please replace [at] with @)


         Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)

     Chair of the Organizing Committee

         Hisako Kakai  (Aoyama Gakuin University)

     Organizing Committee

    • Miwako Fukuda (The Jikei University)
    • Taichi Hatta (Shizuoka Graduate University of Public Health)
    • Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan University)
    • Machiko Inoue (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
    • Tomoko Kamei (St.Luke's International University)
    • Yoko Kawamura (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
    • Taku Kosokabe (Miyagi University of Education)
    • Keiichi Narita (Kyoto University)
    • Manami Nozaki (Juntendo University)
    • Chikako Okawara (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    • Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)
    • Akiko Takagi  (Aoyama Gakuin University)


    • The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)
    • Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR)


    • Center for Educational Development of Mixed Methods Research, Aoyama Gakuin University