Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Topic: Research is Research: Assumptions and Practices for Qualitative and Mixed Methods Studies

Lecture Description: Professor Ayres describes benefits of using qualitative and mixed methods in health research, using examples from her collaboration on an NIMH-funded program of research in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Scott Stuart, PI).

Speaker: Lioness Ayres, PhD

About the Speaker: Lioness Ayres is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa.

Professor Ayres is a qualitative methodologist; that is, her program of study focuses on improving  the ability of investigators to draw valid inferences and make useful claims from data that are resistant to measurement. Substantively, she is interested in the developmental strategies of persons who have mobility impairments from childhood, particularly the development of social relationships. For the past five years, Dr. Ayres has collaborated on a series of NIMH-funded studies (PI: Scott Stuart) to improve the fidelity of interpersonal psychotherapy in the community.

Event Location: 
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
C44-A GH
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Kimberly Dukes

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