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2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference

Oct. 31, 2021 (Sun) 8:00-9:30 JST

Asia Open Forum:
Mixed Methods Research Knowledge and Skills Acquired While Abroad

Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)
Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)

Su-I Hou (University of Central Florida, US)
Hongling, Chu (Peking University Third Hospital, China)
Wonsuk Lee (Sangmyung University, Korea)
Jeremaiah Opiniano (University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines)

The purpose of the Mixed Methods Research Asia Open Forum is twofold. First, speakers will present about what they learned outside of Asia. Second, the moderator and speakers will discuss the impact on their research career of their scholarly activities while abroad.


Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)

Michael D. Fetters is Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. from Ohio State University, his M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his M.A. from Michigan State University. Dr. Fetters’ research focuses on the influence of culture on medical decision making, cancer communication, and health services research. His qualitative and mixed methods research interests focus on methodology, particularly integration and applications of mixed methods research. He serves as Co-editor in Chief, Journal of Mixed Methods Research. He authored the Mixed Methods Research Workbook (Sage, 2020). His co-edited book with Hisako Kakai, The Mixed Methods Research Treasure Hunt is now available (Tomishobo, April 2021).
Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)

Dr. Tajima is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Intercultural Studies at Gakushuin Women's College in Tokyo, Japan. She spent a sabbatical year at the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program as a Senior Visiting Scholar in 2020-21. Her research interests include intercultural/second language communication, evaluation of study abroad programs, and MMR. She is a board member of MMIRA and JSMMR. A book chapter on MMR designs is forthcoming.
Fetters, M.D., & Tajima, C. (2022). Mixed Methods Research Designs. In N. Ivankova (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education (4th ed., Vol. Qualitative, Multiple and Mixed Methodologies). Elsevier.
For detailed bio, visit https://researchmap.jp/read0164804


Su-I Hou
(University of Central Florida, US)
Su-I Hou is Professor and Founding Director of the School of Global Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the U.S. She is the Founding Director of UCF's Taiwan Study Abroad Program on Asian Culture, Healthcare, & Aging Society. Hou is a current Fulbright Specialist (2019-2024) and has been invited to deliver multiple MMR workshops overseas. Her research involves working with communities to develop and validate study instruments, assess psycho­social-behavioral factors, develop / implement / evaluate theory-based health programs. Hou has published 11O+ journal articles, presented 220+ conference papers, and given 70+ invited presentations globally.

Hongling, Chu
(Peking University Third Hospital, China)
Dr. Chu, PhD in Clinical Research Methodology, Research Center of Clinical Epidemiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing China. She was a visiting scholar for MMR Project Group at the University of Michigan. She led to establish MMIRA—China Chapter (MMIRA-ChC) in 2020. She led the translation for A Practical Guide to Using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials and The Mixed Methods Research Workbook - Activities for Designing, Implementing, and Publishing Projects. From 2018 to 2020, she organized the MMR conferences and seminars. Her areas of expertise are in implementation science, mixed methods, qualitative research and clinical trials.

Wonsuk Lee
(Sangmyung University, Korea)
Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of the Department of Education at Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His expertise is program evaluation, mixed methods, and alternative student assessment. Lee's methodological research has focused on the integration of qualitative and quantitative data and the enhancement of the role of qualitative inquiry in mixed methods. In the field of program evaluation, he has concentrated on responsive and democratic, value-engaged approaches to evaluation.

Jeremaiah Opiniano
(University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines)
Dr. Opiniano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies and Research Center for Social Sciences and Education at University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. He obtained Ph.D. is in Human Geography from University of Adelaide. He is in charge of Communication in MMIRA Oceania Chapter.
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