In the Mix: Mixed Methods Masterclass

Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) have announced another offering of In the Mix, a workshop series on mixed methods led by Professor Emeritus Andrew Thompson.



How we monitor, adjust, adapt, and verify our progress in our work is woven into just about everything we do. Whether we are setting our eyes on a new point on the horizon and deciding where we are headed, seeking sustaining funds for our work, or verifying our results, evaluation walks with us every step of the way.

How we measure and evaluate is evolving in ways that can enliven our sense of progress, efficacy, and hope. By mixing quantitative and qualitative methods we can guide our work together and reflect results by what matters and is meaningful in people’s real lives.

Mixed methods holds the potential to humanise interactions between agencies and citizens. It can enable rich learning and empower those making change in the system.

The In The Mix: Mixed Methods of Evaluation, Research, and Measurement workshop series delivered by Professor Emeritus Andrew Thompson (School of Social and Political Science) consists of the following four parts:

  • Tuesday, June 14, 1:00 – 2:30 pm BST: What is Social Research/Inquiry?
  • Thursday, June 16, 1:00 – 2:30 pm BST: The What and Why of Mixed Methods
  • Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 – 2:30 pm BST: How is Mixed Methods Done?
  • Thursday, June 23, 1:00 – 2:30 pm BST: Design Café

The workshops are both instructional and participatory with the aim of cultivating a supportive community of practice, so relationship and reflection are built in. The course culminates in a Design Café – a dynamic and fun way to spark new possibilities in your work with the support and encouragement of others.

If you would like to experience the following then this workshop series is for you!

  • A sense of purpose and belonging
  • Relationships, trust and mutual confidence working together and with mixed methods
  • Exciting opportunities to unpack and configure complexity
  • Working into a seamless coordinated service to support people to achieve their lives potential
  • Experiments with interdependent efforts and projects
  • Link ups that feel natural
  • Relaxing feeling of, “Oh I get this” and “This is cool!”
  • Knowing where you fit in all this
  • Community feedback that is helpful and constructive

Registration and Fees

Fee waivers are available for home-fee students: UK citizens or UK residents of more than three years.

  • £500.00 Full Fee
  • £300.00 Public Sector
  • £250.00 Third Sector
  • £150.00 Sole Trader & Self-Funded Individual

Registration Deadline: 7 June 2022

Find out more and apply for the workshop series on the University of Edinburgh website.

In the Mix: Community Conversation

If you would like to learn more about the In the Mix series then register for the free, pre-workshop Community Conversation event taking place on the 2nd of June from 1 – 2:30pm.

Register for the Community Conversation event.


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