International Research Workshop for Scholars

How to combine multiple research methods: Practical Triangulation


Welcome to the RCTD's Postgraduate Research (PGR) Services


Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers. RCTD is regularly conducting workshops since the last three years, to train the faculty/researchers in planning, conducting and publishing high quality research.


RCTD is organizing an international research workshop on "How to Combine Multiple Research Methods-Practical Triangulation" on 18-19 Dec, 2015 (Friday-Saturday) through High Definition video conferencing. All research methods have their pros and cons, the problem comes when you rely on just one method. Its often disappointed when practitioners describe the research they do, and it’s obviously very one dimensional. Each of these techniques can be incredibly useful for giving insight into a particular aspect of what you’re studying, but relying solely on one is a big mistake.


This is where the concept of “triangulation” comes into its own. Also known as “mixed method” research, triangulation is the act of combining several research methods to study one thing. This has the effect of balancing each method out and giving a richer and hopefully truer account.

The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D Organizations and Social Sector Organizations can participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected with internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us through email ( or Call us (00923224309974, 0097551192657, 001 905 487 1733). For details visit: (current workshop).





Qualitative Research Methods

  • Qualitative research application
  • Design approaches
  • Observation
  • Interview
  • Focus Group
  • Sampling in qualitative research
  • Ethical considerations

Quantitative Research Methodology

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • Survey Methods and Techniques
  • Questionnaire/Scale Development
  • Sampling/Data Collection
  • Analysis and Interpretation of results


MIXED METHODS RESEARCH (Practical Triangulation)

  • Configurations of research- A Case
  • How Do We Understand the Social World and Social Life?
  • Emergence of Mixed Methods- Triangulation
  • The Research Process and Integration of Qualitative/Quantitative Research- A Case
  • Brief history of mixed method research
  • Notation system for Mixed Methods Research
  • Techniques of Mixed Methods-Cases
  • Categories of MM Research Designs
  • Criteria for Choosing Strategies-A Case
  • Alternative Strategies and Visual Models
  • Identifying a mixed method study-A Case
  • Strengths of Mixed Methods-A Case
  • Steps in Conducting a Mixed Method Study-A Case
  • Data Collection Procedures
  • Data Analysis and Validation Procedures
  • Report Presentation Structure
  • Potential Weaknesses of Mixed Methods

Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS


         Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS

         Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative and Quantitative Data

         Testing of Hypothesis-Cases

         Regression Analysis-Cases


Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO


  • Introduction of NVIVO V.10
  • Importing and Coding Documents 
  • Working with your Themes and Ideas and Shaping your Findings
  • Importing and Coding Additional Sources (Audio & Video files) 
  • Exploring your Data
  • Models and Relationships 
  • Visualizing your Data
  • Reporting and Presenting your Findings
  • Hands on Session using NVIVO V.10


International Research Faculty


Dr. Syeda Amber

Senior Researcher

University of Calgary


Consultant for Mixed Methods Research (MMR) and Analysis of Data

Expert of NVIVO V.10, ATLAS.ti, SPSS V.21, EndNote X7, Mendeley and Redcape

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Safdar H. Tahir

Expert for Advanced Research Methods

Research Supervisor

Advisor/Trainer, RCTD


Mr. Rab Nawaz Lodhi

Internationally Certified Trainer QSR

Expert of Mixed Methods Research and Analysis

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Schehar Bano

Expert of Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS

Coach for Model Building Techniques and Analysis using AMOS

Trainer, RCTD




Date: 18-19 December, 2015 (Friday-Saturday)

Time: 9:30am-5:00pm GST (Dubai, UAE)

Contribution: Rs. 3000/participant

Research Members: Freely (Become a Member Today visit:

Institutional Contribution:  Rs. 40,000 (up to 40 participants)


Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. RCTD will provide the conferencing facility. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (00923224309974) or  The university/institute will pay the participation fee after the one week of the workshop for the convenience of processing and paying the invoice. RCTD will send the certificates of participation and DVDs of workshop recordings for 40 participants after the workshop through courier service. Kindly visit:  (video conferencing).


Online Registration


Kindly send us the following details on

Name of the Participant:


Discipline/Area of Research:


Phone/Cell: For Courier

Postal Address: For courier of certificate and DVD of workshop recordings


The participant will also get


  •         Resource Material (soft copy through email)
  •         Certificate of Participation (through courier)
  •         Software and workshop recordings (through courier)


How to participate?

The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop on the time mentioned, after clicking, the setup will start and in 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop.  



Desktop computer/Laptop

Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Mac

Internet connectivity

A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)


Who Should Enroll?

  • Researchers of Academia
  • Research Associates
  • Researchers of Publishing Departments
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations


For any questions or concerns, please contact one of our offices for assistance.

Managing Director (MD)
Cell: +92 322 4309974

Office: +92 42 35224305

Fax:  +92 42 35224305

Skype: research.rctd  


RCTD INC., North America Head Office

SKegby Road, Brampton ON L6V2T9, Canada

Office: +1 905487 1733

Fax:     +16477176994


RCTD INC., Asia/ Gulf Region Office

PO Box 54816 Abu Dhabi, UAE

217J1 Wapda Town, Lahore

Office: +97 1551192657, +92 3224309974