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2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference

Oct. 30, 2021 (Sat) 14:40-15:50 JST

Plenary 1:
How to Expand the Reach of Mixed Methods in Asia

Speaker: John W. Creswell (University of Michigan)
Moderator: Mariko H. Creswell (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Language used: English (Handout in Japanese)

I have been working in the mixed methods field for almost 40 years. During this time, I have seen many developments, especially the spread of mixed methods throughout the world. My publications have mapped the developments of mixed methods, and I have given some thought as to how mixed methods has expanded both in the US and around the world. I have seen major mixed methods chapters and affiliates of the Mixed Methods International Research Association in different countries. Thus, I would like to suggest how mixed methods can expand in Asia. It begins with understanding the cultural and indigenous factors that shape the research in countries. It then extends to linking and collaborating with other international mixed methods researchers. It expands through the involvement of different discipline groups. It further develops through dissemination efforts, such as journals, webinars, and national and foundation support for research. It builds on current initiates underway, such as sessions at JSMMR that bring together scholars from different Asian countries. It reflects presenting mixed methods in a way understandable to scholars who do not have English as a primary language. These are examples as to how I would encourage the reach of mixed methods in Asia. I do not have all the answers, but I can draw on my experiences over the years and share them with other mixed methods scholars.

John W. Creswell

John W. Creswell, Ph.D., is a professor of family medicine and senior research scientist at the Michigan Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 30 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. While at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as Director of the Mixed Methods Research Office, founded SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011, he co-led a National Institute of Health working group on the “best practices of mixed methods research in the health sciences,” and in 2013 served as a visiting professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health. In 2014, he was the founding President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015, he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan to Co-Direct the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2017, he co-authored the American Psychological Association “standards” on qualitative and mixed methods research. In 2018 his book on “Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design” (with Cheryl Poth) won the Textbook and Academic Author’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award in the United States. He currently makes his home in Ashiya, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Oct. 31, 2021 (Sun) 9:40-10:50 JST

Plenary 2:
Nurses as Agents of Change: Implications and Opportunities for Meaningful Impact using Mixed Methods Research

Speaker: Michelle Nichols, Ph.D., RN (Medical University of South Carolina)
Moderators: Yoko Kawamura (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
                    Tomoko Kamei(St. Luke's International University)

Language used: English (Handout in Japanese)

Worldwide people have faced profound changes over the last few years. Whether from the novel COVID-19 Pandemic or from massive social, political, environmental, and economic changes that have taken place across the globe, nurses are at the forefront of all levels of individual, familial, community, and population health. The role of nurses transcends geographic boundaries, political and religious affiliations, educational and economic backgrounds, and generations, encompassing all aspects of working with diverse populations. Because of the critical and often unassuming role nurses have, they are well poised to influence and undertake change that has the potential for meaningful, positive impact. This presentation will focus on the implications of current events and needs that are front and center within today’s global society and highlight ways nurses may engage in mixed methods research to affect meaningful change. Dr. Nichols will share examples from current events and her own clinical research employing mixed methods to highlight the possibilities and challenges that exist. Educational training on mixed methods research within existing nursing curricula in the U.S. will be discussed, along with recommendations to meet the expanding needs of nurse scientists globally.

Michelle Nichols

Michelle Nichols, Ph.D., RN is a global health nurse scientist and Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the United States. In addition to her academic role teaching Ph.D. nursing students, Dr. Nichols maintains an active program of research working with under-resourced populations in the U.S. and in low-and-middle income countries across the globe to address non-communicable chronic diseases, health disparities, and access to care using technology, community-based participatory methods, self- management strategies, and mixed methodological designs.
Dr. Nichols is the President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association, Director of Community Engaged Research Scholars Program through the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and is trained as a Bioethicist where she serves on several Boards, locally and internationally, providing expertise in the ethical conduct of research across multiple domains and geographic locales.
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Oct. 31, 2021 (Sun) 11:00-12:10 JST

Plenary 3:
Advances of Analytical Approaches in Mixed Methods

Speaker: Timothy C. Guetterman (University of Michigan)
Moderator: Keiichi Narita (Kyoto University)

Language used: English (Handout in Japanese)

Integrative analysis is a defining feature of mixed methods research, and an increasing number of methods and tools have been developed to achieve meaningful integration. Joint displays are a promising visual means of integrating qualitative and quantitative research that relies on tables, matrices, figures, images, or other visuals to represent integration in manuscripts, theses, dissertations, and mixed methods reports. This plenary will discuss how joint displays can facilitate the cognitively challenging task of integration. We will focus on the particular use of joint displays to conduct integrative mixed methods analysis to develop metainferences. Moreover, we will review innovative joint displays that incorporate additional visual representations such as figures, images, and diagrams. The talk will conclude by advancing best practices in developing joint displays.

Timothy C. Guetterman

Timothy C. Guetterman, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary, applied research methodologist specialized in mixed methods research. His methodological goal is to advance rigorous methods of mixed methods research, particularly strategies for integrating qualitative and quantitative research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he investigates informatics technology to improve health services, communication, and simulation training. Tim is also actively engaged developing research methods capacity through foundation grants and the NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. He co-authored the sixth edition of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, with John W. Creswell.
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Oct. 31. 2021 (Sun) 12:20-13:30 JST

Plenary 4:
Employing a Rhetorical-Analytical Framework in Mixed Methods Study: the Worldview of Ki-Shyo-Ten-Ketsu in East Asia

Speaker: Taichi Hatta (Shizuoka Graduate University of Public Health)
Moderator: Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)

Language used: English (Handout in Japanese)

Mixed methods research enables us to describe a sequence of phenomena as a case using quantitative and qualitative data. One of the purposes of case analysis and description is to reveal its temporal changes. Comprehensive descriptions based on data or inclusive analyses of different cases of the changes require various caveats. On the other hand, the language and culture of the place behind the cases are implicitly connected to the researcher's epistemology who depicts the temporal changes. When researchers analyze and describe the changes by utilizing the rhetoric of their native language, they can comprehensively present the temporal changes of multiple cases. The rhetorical-analytical framework can clarify the role and procedures of qualitative analysis in the research which integrates QUAL and QUAN. In this talk, the author will show his study of applying one rhetorical-analytical framework shared in East Asia, ki-shou-ten-ketsu, to mixed methods and discuss methodological issues that should be considered in designing mixed methods study.

Taichi Hatta

Dr. Taichi Hatta is a lecturer for mixed-method research and medical ethics in the School of Public Health at the Shizuoka Graduate University. He received a Ph.D. in medicine from Kyoto University in 2019. His dissertation, which was contained in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, depicted the changes in physician-patient dialogues for cancer treatment in Japan based. His research interests are health science, medical sociology, medical ethics, cultural psychology, and he uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. He has been introducing mixed methods to Japan to enable home students and researchers to fully assimilate themselves with and discuss the main concepts of mixed methods in their mother tongue (Japanese). He has been an Executive MMIRA Board member at Large since 2019. He translated 'Foundations of Mixed Methods Research' (C. Teddlie & A. Tashakkori, 2008) into Japanese as a translation supervisor.
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