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Mixed methods research workshop concludes

KUSOED

Kathmandu, 21 June –  A two-day workshop ‘Contemporary Concern on Mixed Methods Research’, organized by Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED), concluded in Hattiban, Lalitpur on Friday.

The workshop aimed at building capacity of faculties, researchers, students and professionals in developing and implementing mixed methods research design and delivery in the present context.

“Mixed methods research which enhances the strengths of qualitative and quantitative approaches of research is emerging in social science inquiry. The workshop is hosted to contribute to the expansion of both knowledge and practice in the domain of mixed methods research in Nepal”, said Dr Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, workshop facilitator and Head of the Department, Development Education, KUSOED.

Dr Krishna Bista, workshop facilitator and Associate Professor, Morgan State University, Maryland, USA said, “The methodological boundary of mixed methods research is expanding in multidisciplinary areas being not limited to social science. It was insightful to facilitate the subject matters to the diverse participants in terms of geographical area and genre”.

In the closing session, Prof Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean of KUSOED, appreciated the participants for demonstrating passion in the expansion of the boundaries of research and knowledge contribution through mixed method research, relatively newer approach to research.

He emphasized the importance of sharing ideas and personal experiences in pedagogy and urged the researchers and scholars to explore the dimensions of Post Human Research which envisions space for all living beings of the planet.

Teena Rawal Saud, a PhD student of management, commented that the practical sessions of the workshop offered a gamut of knowledge and skills in designing mixed research aligning the academic and professional needs of researchers in the emerging area of inquiry. Total 30 participants representing five different universities and organizations had participated in the workshop. Ten among the attendees were from out-of-Kathmandu valley.

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