Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Research Policy

Workshop Exploring Qualitative and Mixed Methodological Approaches in the Evaluation and Research Policy Field

Brunel University London

1-2 October, 2015

Current  and future challenges in the field of Research and Evaluation Policy require researchers to embrace broader methodological approaches. This includes moving beyond strong quantitative tools such as bibliometrics, network analysis and econometrics, towards adopting sophisticated qualitative and/or mixed methodological research designs.

Brunel University London, and the British Academy is pleased to invite participants to a 2 day workshop titled “Exploring Qualitative and Mixed Methodological Approaches in the Evaluation and Research Policy field”, on 1-2 October, 2015.

This event is supported by the British Academy under the Rising Star Engagement Award programme.

The workshop aims to showcase current research involving qualitative or mixed methodological research designs in the research evaluation and innovation policy field. The workshop also aims to work towards establishing an international network of researchers interested in strengthening the quality and reputation of qualitative and mixed methodological research studies in the field. To this end, a further aim of the workshop is that through presentation of submissions, and related discussion, that participants will work together to establish clear guidelines of good practice for qualitative and mixed methodological studies in the field.


Submissions are encouraged of research presentations that utilise or explore qualitative and/or mixed methods approaches to address research or evaluation policy issues.

We invite researchers in the field to submit an extended abstract (max 1000 words) by Friday 31 July 2015. Submissions should draw attention to the qualitative or mixed methodological approach adopted, as well as any unique perspectives that adopting such a methodological design brings to the field.

Submissions can be made via the Easychair platform - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qmm2015


Who should attend?

Both researchers in the field as well as EU and UK policymakers would benefit from the research presentations, discussions and networking opportunities offered at the workshop.

Please note: A £50 participation fee will be charged to cover catering costs.


To register for the event, please fill out our Participant Registration form here and send to, along with any other enquiries you have regarding the event, Dr Gemma Derrick at gemma.derrick@brunel.ac.uk


We look forward to welcoming you to London in October 2015

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