Mixed methods research has become increasingly popular in multiple disciplines. Teaching mixed methods is critical to prepare students for using and evaluating the quality of published mixed methods research to inform practice. However, there is limited knowledge about instructional and pedagogical approaches to teaching mixed methods. The purpose of this paper is to outline strategies for educators on how to effectively teach mixed methods research. Teaching mixed methods requires educators to use multifaceted teaching and learning strategies targeting reflective, experiential, collaborative, and inquiry-based learning domains. Including case studies, games, and critical appraisal exercises can result in a more engaging and riveting learning experience for students. A combination of activities targeting varied teaching and learning domains, along with hands-on and student-centered teaching assignments, can be valuable to facilitate student learning of interrelated concepts of mixed methods research.


mixed methods, research methods, teaching, health sciences education, teaching pedagogies

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Ahtisham Younas is an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Please direct correspondence to ay6133@mun.ca

Angela Durante is an Assistant Professor at Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont. Please direct correspondence to angela.durante@uniupo.it

Sergi Fàbregues is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Education at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain. Please direct correspondence to sfabreguesf@uoc.edu

Elsa Lucia Escalante-Barrios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the Universidad del Norte, Colombia. Please direct correspondence to eescalante@uninorte.edu.co

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Ahtisham Younas (0000-0003-0157-5319), Angela Durante (0000-0003-1034-5988), Sergi Fabregues (0000-0003-1141-7613), Elsa Lucia Escalante-Barrios (0000-0002-0776-6733)



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