Evans Develops a Free Online Course in Mixed Methods Research Design for the JCOIN Training and Engagement Center: UMass Amherst
Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans has developed a new online course on mixed methods research design for the new Judicial Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Training and Engagement Center (JTEC).
JTEC is an innovative learning platform that offers a wide range of educational resources to help healthcare and legal professionals, as well as the general public, learn about addiction science and evidence-based practices. to improve the delivery of care and services in various settings. JTEC consists of several different learning formats, including online courses, webinars, podcasts, and short learning modules. The platform contains content that is not available elsewhere.
by Evans Mixed methods The course is part of the LEAP Learner path and is designed as an introduction to mixed methods research. Topics include: using a conceptual framework, constructs, and variables to design a mixed-methods study; the differences between quantitative and qualitative research; types of mixed methods study designs; and how to collect data for a mixed methods study and present the results.
Like all content on JTEC, Evans’ course is free to the public but registration is required.
A key part of the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative, JCOIN is an ambitious $155 million program that aims to improve the treatment of opioid addiction within the criminal justice system. . Evans is the co-principal investigator of a $10 million JCOIN research project examining a pilot opioid treatment program for inmates in seven counties in Massachusetts. She is one of dozens of researchers nationwide examining the impact of evidence-based medications for opioid use disorders, behavioral interventions, digital therapies, and patient-centered treatments.