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Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
Hi everyone hope your day has gone well. It's @LynneGoodacre on the #Otalk account tonight with @naomi_gallant leading the talk on using mixed methods in research. Lets take a minute to shout out - who's joining us tonight?
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
couple of things to remember - don't forget to include #OTalk in your tweets otherwise we won't see your words of wisdom. Also please remember professional codes of conduct apply online as well. Be nice to each other people
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
Hello @LynneGoodacre and @naomi_gallant, I’m here and looking forward to tonight’s #OTalk.
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@LynneGoodacre @naomi_gallant I am...settled with a cuppa and looking forward to learning more about mixed methods #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello peeps! #otalk https://t.co/ua0CfjFhOS
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynneGoodacre me with my lunch as always! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Ok so I’m on the right account now! Hi @preston_jennygreat to have you. Anyone joining in? #Otalk
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@LynneGoodacre @naomi_gallant Hey 👋@LynneGoodacre @naomi_gallant #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
sorry forgot the #OTalk - great start
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Hi everyone joining the #OTalk tonight! Let’s start by hearing what people’s experiences are in using, or seeing, mixed methods research in action?
OTalk @OTalk_
Shall we make a start @naomi_gallant people will join in as we go along #Otalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@LynneGoodacre @naomi_gallant Hi! 🙂 #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Here’s the 1st question for people just joining us #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant I have learned about mixed methods while I was in school. I have been reading quite a bit of OT conference posters using mixed methods design over the years. #otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
I’m particularly interested in this topic as I’m just finishing (eek!) my #PhD using quant and qual observations, and qual interviews #OTalk
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@naomi_gallant I have no experience but am doing the research module of an Msc so I'm interested in gaining an OT view of research #OTalk
Nat Jones @natlouj
@OTalk_ Yes present #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
It might just be my Mac and wifi #OTalk but system seems slow tonight
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant I recall much discussion about my PhD and whether it was a mixed methods design or not. In the end we agreed it was two separate methodologies. I see this quite a lot and would be keen to see/hear mixed methods worked in practice @LynneGoodacre @naomi_gallant #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
I’ve supervised people using mixed methods for MSc and PhD #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @preston_jenny: @naomi_gallant I recall much discussion about my PhD and whether it was a mixed methods design or not. In the end we ag…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: I’m particularly interested in this topic as I’m just finishing (eek!) my #PhD using quant and qual observations, and qu…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MassDecoration: @naomi_gallant I have no experience but am doing the research module of an Msc so I'm interested in gaining an OT view…
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Q1: have begun to study about them, however, complete novice so very interested this chat as thinking of using this approach for own doctorate #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
This will be an interesting one to unpick tonight #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Seems to often be an issue - everyone has different ideas of what counts as a mixed methods design. If it has quant and qual data, which are BOTH needed for the research question, then in my view its #mixedmethods #OTalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@OTalk_ @naomi_gallant Hi, just joining you all #otalk
Nat Jones @natlouj
@naomi_gallant I'm thinking about using mixed methods keen to hear the debate tonight. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emmaspellmanOT: @OTalk_ Q1: have begun to study about them, however, complete novice so very interested this chat as thinking of using…
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
RT @naomi_gallant: Hi everyone joining the #OTalk tonight! Let’s start by hearing what people’s experiences are in using, or seeing, mixed…
OTalk @OTalk_
Slow system I think @emmaspellmanOT. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: Seems to often be an issue - everyone has different ideas of what counts as a mixed methods design. If it has quant and…
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@preston_jenny @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre Very much agree, what counts as a ‘mixed methods’ design is an interesting question #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@natlouj That's great to know - I think an important question is are both elements needed to answer the question? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
For those just joining here is Q1 #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
phew thank goodness it isn't my slowing and ageing grey matter #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant I concur. The interplay between qualitative and quantitative data is key. #otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
RT @OTalk_: For those just joining here is Q1 #OTalk https://t.co/dTaJkI4zFi
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
RT @preston_jenny: @naomi_gallant I recall much discussion about my PhD and whether it was a mixed methods design or not. In the end we ag…
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant That makes perfect sense @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre so why do we complicate it I wonder #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@OTalk_ Good evening! Just arrived to join in #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
So many different typologies and ways of doing #mixedmethods! Follow up to Q1 - has anyone seen mixed methods combined with other methodological approaches, e.g. case study or ethnography? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
So what are your thoughts @YmchwilStroc #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Good question! So many different typologies and ways of doing it, e.g. sequential designs, concurrent designs #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Can you explain this a little @naomi_gallant for people new to this topic #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant Absolutely @naomi_gallant, it can become quite a minefield #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@naomi_gallant I studied mixed methods as part of my first post grad diploma in research but since have used qualitative approaches in my MSc and some mixed methods in small work based studies. Keen to explore more ideas about mixed methods approaches for my PHd #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Which methods are you considering using @natlouj #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Which methods did you mix @sarahjoOT #OTalk
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@OTalk_ Picking up the point raised by @preston_jenny I think it would be a question of suitable synthesis of the results of both methodologies to answer the research question #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ @naomi_gallant this would be helpful as I'm considering doing a hybrid narrative methodology and gather data initially undecided type of questionnaire followed by interviews based on results from questionnaire #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Part of the complexity is there are so many different designs and typologies e.g. fixed/pre-planned data collection vs emergent methods informed by the last set of data. Or concurrent/parallel data collection vs sequential patterns where one data set will inform the next #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
RT @sarahjoOT: @naomi_gallant I studied mixed methods as part of my first post grad diploma in research but since have used qualitative app…
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Absolutely - the key, as well as NEEDing both data sets, is that the data needs to be INTEGRATED and MERGED #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
There in lies one of the challenges the synthesis of results #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: Part of the complexity is there are so many different designs and typologies e.g. fixed/pre-planned data collection vs e…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: Absolutely - the key, as well as NEEDing both data sets, is that the data needs to be INTEGRATED and MERGED #OTalk https…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@OTalk_ Outcome measures and quant surveys followed up with interviews and focus groups. This has been my only mixed methods experience so far. #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
One of the things which you'll need to discuss in your PhD will be bringing together the opposing paradigms of quant and qual epistemology and ontological approaches to research - I opted for a pragmatic approach, what is needed to answer the question #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@sarahjoOT @OTalk_ @naomi_gallant phew and thank you @sarahjoOT there is so much uncertainty at the outset and during the design phase isn't there #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: One of the things which you'll need to discuss in your PhD will be bringing together the opposing paradigms of quant and…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sarahjoOT @OTalk_ That is also my understanding of how mixed methods work. #otalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant That’s a really good definition @naomi_gallant as often the two methods are concurrent but the data is not integrated and merged. I really like this 😀#OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Great discussion so far and time is flying! Q2 for @OTalk - how do we address the opposing paradigms of quant and qual research when approaching and designing #mixedmethods research #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ I think we shouldn’t be afraid to quantify even when our aims are qualitative. Neither be concerned about hard and soft evidence. Surely what is important is the quality of our research and this depends on rigour of our research?#OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
This is one type of #mixedmethods - great to hear how a sequential approach has worked. My quant and qual observations were carried out in parallel with the same participants, so a slightly different approach #OTalk
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@OTalk_ Agree! How to let each type of evidence speak for itself and in harmony is a real challenge #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Here is Q2 and it’s a tricky one #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@naomi_gallant @otalk Q2: I don’t think we should set out with a fixed paradigm in mind at the outset #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sarahjoOT: @OTalk_ Outcome measures and quant surveys followed up with interviews and focus groups. This has been my only mixed methods…
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@sarahjoOT @OTalk_ I’m really interested in how you integrated and merged the results @sarahjoOT, any tips or advice #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@preston_jenny @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre Very interesting... what led you to this decision? #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@emmaspellmanOT @sarahjoOT @OTalk_ It can be a difficult time - and it will evolve as you do more and learn more through doing! #OTalk
Aimee Robson @AimeeRobson4
RT @naomi_gallant: Great discussion so far and time is flying! Q2 for @OTalk - how do we address the opposing paradigms of quant and qual…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant @otalk I think having subject matter experts of what you are researching on your research team (esp. if you are newbie) is key. They can point out how the quantitative and qualitative components of research mash together. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emmaspellmanOT: @OTalk_ I think we shouldn’t be afraid to quantify even when our aims are qualitative. Neither be concerned about hard…
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Q2: I think we shouldn’t be afraid to quantify even when our aims are qualitative. Neither be concerned about hard and soft evidence. Surely what is important is the quality of our research and this depends on rigour of our research?#OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Maybe we need to rethink the word opposing, perhaps mixed methods is challenging the idea of being in either one camp or the other #OTAlk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Q2: In fact, can't remember the reference now but I think there is a taskforce report, perhaps APA, 2018 that suggests mixed methods is a paradigm in its own right #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
This all depends on your design - sequential data collection will often be integrated at the discussion stage. My concurrent design involved cross referencing and merging the data at analysis and using Joint Display tables - it this something others have come across? #OTalk
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@naomi_gallant @otalk Be mindful that there are paradigms where they aren’t in ‘opposition’ e.g realism (Pawson & Tilley, 1997) #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@naomi_gallant @sarahjoOT @OTalk_ every day @naomi_gallant I feel like my great cells have ballooned a bit more, where will it end #OTalk
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@naomi_gallant I can understand the sequential approach but how did the parallel work? #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@sarahjoOT @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre Although the two studies 1 quant and 2.qual were concurrent the first informed the second but the results were not fully integrated and merged. Perhaps on reflection I took the easy option at the time #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
RT @naomi_gallant: @emmaspellmanOT @sarahjoOT @OTalk_ It can be a difficult time - and it will evolve as you do more and learn more through…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: This all depends on your design - sequential data collection will often be integrated at the discussion stage. My concur…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emmaspellmanOT: @OTalk_ Q2: I think we shouldn’t be afraid to quantify even when our aims are qualitative. Neither be concerned about…
OTalk @OTalk_
If you find it at some point will you share @emmaspellmanOT the emergence of a 3 rd paradigm is interesting #OTAlk.
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Pragmatism in practice! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @preston_jenny: @sarahjoOT @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre Although the two studies 1 quant and 2.qual were concurrent the first informed…
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@naomi_gallant This helps answer my earlier question #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@emmaspellmanOT @OTalk_ It'd be interesting if you could dig that out for us! I agree, it's not about the paradigms opposing but it's about coming with a different lens and different approach #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
RT @OTalk_: Maybe we need to rethink the word opposing, perhaps mixed methods is challenging the idea of being in either one camp or the ot…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@preston_jenny @OTalk_ They were reported on in separate sections and then discussed together to form conclusions. Some may say this is not pure mixed methods though #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
I used a structured, quant observation tool, along side qual field notes of the same participants during the same time frame. Really exciting to be able to give qual depth and richness to descriptive statistics which in turn backed up the qual observations! #OTalk #mixedmethods
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
Ditto that’s exactly what I did. Seems there is some flexibility in the interpretation of the methodology @sarahjoOT #OTalk @naomi_gallant https://t.co/C9Az4S7kRT
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@preston_jenny @naomi_gallant @LynneGoodacre This is more akin to my experience too #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
It’s often at the synthesis of results that the challenges lie and when you read mixed methods research often where the limitations are found #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: I used a structured, quant observation tool, along side qual field notes of the same participants during the same time f…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: It’s often at the synthesis of results that the challenges lie and when you read mixed methods research often where the limitat…
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Integrating the results can be hard - but if you managed it and each was essential for the other to work and essential for the research question then you can justify it being #mixedmethods #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@cathymc9781 @sarahjoOT @OTalk_ Me too 😀 #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Creswell gives a great flowchart for helping us think about and design #mixedmethods research thinking about our world views etc #OTalk https://t.co/oQn94WFz5P
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: Integrating the results can be hard - but if you managed it and each was essential for the other to work and essential f…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@naomi_gallant Yes and yes to both of those point Naomi, thankyou for this reassurance! It can be easy to doubt yourself as a novice researcher! #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant I think if I have capabilities to do more OT #autism research, I definitely will examine the research question(s) first before deciding on how to integrate mixed methods. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: Creswell gives a great flowchart for helping us think about and design #mixedmethods research thinking about our world v…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@cathymc9781 @preston_jenny @OTalk_ Totally... the narrative was so important in the study. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Great share @naomi_gallant thanks #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: #OTalk https://t.co/F6JFzyNAlR
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Discussing paradigms could go on all night! Q3. Does Occupational Therapy research favour one particular research paradigm? #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ I wonder do you keep both lots of data separate but results are integrated with equal weight to both. Also provide sufficient rationale for why one lot of results has greater axiology #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant I think this depends on the research question and what needs to be studied. #otalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
thanks you this is great @naomi_gallant #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant I have saved a 6 year old Powerpoint I used to have about mixed methods to this day. Never know when that skill set and knowledge will come into play in my career. #otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
I agree! There is always an academic out there who will question your work #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant @otalk Secretly, I enjoyed having to justify my epistemological stance within both paradigms, it sure made me learn about them both and scrutinise the traditions #OTalk @naomi_gallant
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
RT @BillWongOT: @naomi_gallant I think this depends on the research question and what needs to be studied. #otalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@naomi_gallant #Otalk Also late to the party. I’m currently using mixed methods within longitudinal case studies for my PhD.
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@BillWongOT Great idea! This book was only published 2018 so might be able to update your power point! #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Great question and not an easy one to answer especially when there may be contradictions in the data #OTAlk e.g a PROM may suggest a person is doing well, whilst an interview with same person may give a diff. Perspective
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant And then there is someone like me if it is about autism... lol! I am beginning to step foot in academia, but I always want to put in my 2 cents if I see autism research. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @preston_jenny: @naomi_gallant @otalk Secretly, I enjoyed having to justify my epistemological stance within both paradigms, it sure mad…
OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome Claire what methods are you using #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@preston_jenny @naomi_gallant @otalk I came into OT as a quantitative guy. But, OT has exposed the value of qualitative research. So, I left school with a broader understanding of pros and cons of each individual type of research methodology. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Q3 folks #OTAlk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
RT @OTalk_: Q3 folks #OTAlk https://t.co/xsqw3MymfK
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant well- that was a class Powerpoint. Unless I teach at a MOT/entry level OTD program in the USA, don't think I will have a chance to update my knowledge base in this formally. #otalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ so maybe there are different ways of mixing the results ? #OTalk mine will present multiple views
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Love this - #OT can be traditionally very qual focused, we like MEANING etc, but actually I'm learning the value of quant, even if it's simple description, it gives more evidence #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@naomi_gallant I think our underlying clinical practice favours more qualitative philosophies and methodologies but we must strive to ensure we utilise and access a range of methodologies to ensure our research is credible and true to the research questions #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@OTalk_ I think it depends on the research question, the area of work and the researchers philosophical stance too. #OTalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@OTalk_ #OTalk Im gathering qualitative information using semi structured interviews at repeated time points. Also quantitative information from a range of standardized assessment tools and questionnaires e.g qol questionnaires; amps; copm; independent living scales at multiple points
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant My undergraduate major before OT was statistics. So, that was why I made that comment... lol! #otalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@naomi_gallant that is useful to know thank you @naomi_gallant #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sarahjoOT: @OTalk_ I think it depends on the research question, the area of work and the researchers philosophical stance too. #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@emmaspellmanOT @OTalk_ Another challenge to using #mixedmethods research - no one size fits all, but this is why I feel it is also so valuable! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sarahjoOT @OTalk_ I consider myself an open minded researcher if I have the abilities to do more. However, I think my primary interest in #autism will rule on what method I will use. #otalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@BillWongOT @naomi_gallant Makes sense!!! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @naomi_gallant: @emmaspellmanOT @OTalk_ Another challenge to using #mixedmethods research - no one size fits all, but this is why I feel…
OTalk @OTalk_
Sounds great @incredhead you are going to be swimming in data #OTAlk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@Incredhead @OTalk_ Great to be hearing all these different ways #mixedmethods are being used. I hope it's helpful for people to see how different mixed methods research can look #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant @emmaspellmanOT @OTalk_ yes- the customization of mixed methods is what makes this type of research unique. Offers versatility for OT researchers. #otalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@naomi_gallant @OTalk_ I believe using this approach will enhance breadth and depth of my topic & current evidence hasn't used mixed methods #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
RT @BillWongOT: @naomi_gallant @emmaspellmanOT @OTalk_ yes- the customization of mixed methods is what makes this type of research unique.…
Kirstie @Kirstie_OT
RT @OTalk_: Have you been thinking about hosting an #OTalk, we have available dates from 19th March 2019. Dates are likely to go quickly so…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@naomi_gallant I also found as the only OT in a medical area, that numbers spoke more loudly than words to increase our identity, funding and consequently the input provided to the patients. #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Q3: I think we OTs believe in multiple realities; therefore research findings will be multi-faceted and so require the mixed approach? #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Q4 leads nicely from some of these discussions and the fact mixed methods can be so varied. Q.4. What quality criteria guidelines can be used/have people used to maintain the quality while mixing paradigms and data collection methods? #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@emmaspellmanOT @naomi_gallant @OTalk_ Completely agree this is a definite benefit of mixed approaches #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sarahjoOT: @naomi_gallant I also found as the only OT in a medical area, that numbers spoke more loudly than words to increase our iden…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@Incredhead @OTalk_ Sounds very interesting! #otalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@OTalk_ #OTalk so much data!!! I have completed data collection and analysis of the quantitative data but one of the next steps will be analysis of approx 20 interviews before trying to put the qual and quant data together! Will be interesting!
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
And then to show the value of words and meaning in adding to the numbers! #mixedmethods #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sarahjoOT @naomi_gallant Yes, statistics and numbers speak louder than words. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
We’re in the last 10 mins folks and this one will help us all, a time to share any guidelines, resources you’ve come across/ used #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@naomi_gallant Exactly! #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@Incredhead @OTalk_ Good luck! It's so exciting when you start to see the trends and the value of bringing them together! Such a great part of the research process! #phdchat #OTalk #mixedmethods
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Q4: I’m considering it because I think quantitative will address factors that predict barriers and facilitators & qualitative will address the process/experiences #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@naomi_gallant That is again is where a subject matter expert is important. #otalk
Elizabeth @Lizzie_OT
@OTalk_ Sorry, very late to the #OTalk party tonight but will read all tweets with great interest having just complete an MSc research methods module, ahead of my professional project next year 📖 🖊
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Later folks! #otalk https://t.co/Gv0Esl38Yw
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@BillWongOT @sarahjoOT @naomi_gallant Somewhat controversial @BillWongOT 😂. Certainly true in some circumstances but words, if used correctly can also be very powerful #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@BillWongOT @sarahjoOT Not always!! But they can give valuable evidence and can be used to communicate with other professions who may need the statistics and numbers. Using #mixedmethods recognises the need for both #OTalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@naomi_gallant I think this is one of the biggest challenges! I have yet to integrate and merge my qual and quant data from my research. However I think the quantitative data will be really interesting to quantify all the rich detail which emerges from qualitative interviews #otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
@Lizzie_OT @OTalk_ Welcome @Lizzie_OT hope you find it helpful! The chat will officially finish soon but please do add your comments! #OTalk
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@BillWongOT @sarahjoOT @naomi_gallant Though in the UK there is a growing acknowledgment of the importance of the expert service user, of lived experience of disability within service design and evaluation #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@cathymc9781 @OTalk_ This is why mixed methods worked for my study, numbers secured the funding and provision but the narrative provided the richness and depth to the data. As an OT I naturally value the human story the most but in the medical world I needed to provide the figures too. #Otalk
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@naomi_gallant I think this is a good place to plug the Equator Network and all the available reporting guidelines etc. https://t.co/SL9hedqZ5y #OTalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
@OTalk_ Got to go but I enjoyed and benefitted from this @OTalk chat tonight, thank you, will catch up with all tweets tomorrow #OTalk https://t.co/8JYoxtyAtM
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
RT @Incredhead: @naomi_gallant I think this is one of the biggest challenges! I have yet to integrate and merge my qual and quant data from…
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Great, thank you for the resource! #OTalk
Jo Collier @MassDecoration
@sarahjoOT @cathymc9781 @OTalk_ Is this touching on external influences on research design that goes beyond answering the research question #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Do you have any guidelines to share @gastrognome #Otalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@preston_jenny @BillWongOT @naomi_gallant I don’t think the numbers spoke louder generally nor did they mean more, they just spoke more loudly to the audience I needed to address to secure funding for an OT service. #Otalk
OTEmmaS @emmaspellmanOT
OMG the emoji thingy is upsidedown 😫🥺😳 #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Time has flown by folks. Thanks @naomi_gallant for a great chat tonight. Lots to think about #Otalk
Sandi Derham @SandiDerham
@naomi_gallant Really useful share thank you @naomi_gallant and a good structure to kick start my thinking around research design #OTalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
Sorry for the poor quality.. also taken from Creswell! And the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool is another useful one to look up if conducting literature reviews! #OTalk https://t.co/w9OUsQAmGd
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@cathymc9781 @OTalk_ I wish you every sucesss! I also feel qualitative data is now more broadly valued than it was 10-15years ago. #Otalk
Dr Naomi Gallant @naomi_gallant
That's the end of the questions. Thank you so much for all the contributions and sharing in tonight's #OTalk about #mixedmethods research - hope people have found it helpful. Do continue the discussion! @OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Please feel free to keep posting and sharing a lot of people read the tweets so any resources, books etc are great to share. Thanks so much @naomi_gallant #Otalk
James Lampert @uk_james
@NRSHealthcare @CareersWeek @thebrandingman @OTCoachUK @ot_magazine @SensationalOT @shelleyamybeth @MonicaIofciu @IamAnOT19 @theOThub And what an awesome team we are! 🥳🥰 #OccupationalTherapist #occupationaltherapy #OTalk
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
@naomi_gallant @otalk Thankyou for a thought provoking conversation and some great shares! #Otalk #mixedmethods
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
Thank you @naomi_gallant and @LynneGoodacre for keeping the chat flowing. I’ve really enjoyed this tonight #OTalk, you’ve really made me think and question some of my decisions. Time to reflect now!
Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
@naomi_gallant @otalk Thanks @naomi_gallant for tonight’s #OTalk very timely to be discussing the topic of #mixedmethods research
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
RT @naomi_gallant: One of the things which you'll need to discuss in your PhD will be bringing together the opposing paradigms of quant and…
Sarah Fletcher-Shaw @sarahjoOT
Thanks for a great #Otalk tonight on #mixedmethods @OTalk_ @naomi_gallant #thoughtprovoking
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@naomi_gallant @otalk This is where I struggle! Like you say @emmaspellmanOT I didn’t start out thinking of a particular paradigm, rather figured out best ways to answer my research q. Now need to go back and read and understand the theory/paradigms! Any recommendations for reading welcome! #Otalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@preston_jenny @naomi_gallant @otalk Any particular papers/books helpful for justifying your stance? #OTalk
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