About the Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
The Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives, in cooperation with the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team, is charged with leading the development of institutional policies and programs that enhance the University of Minnesota’s ability to foster interdisciplinary inquiry by graduate students and faculty.
We expect these initiatives to remove barriers to working effectively across disciplines, to significantly improve our ability to conduct interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative work, and to provide unparalleled interdisciplinary graduate education and training.
Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group promotes integration of qualitative and quantitative methods
Although researchers have utilized both qualitative and quantitative approaches in their work for years, only in the past few decades have they begun to combine these methods – a development that, many argue, leads to more holistic results that address increasingly complex issues.
When School of Nursing Associate Professor Joe Gaugler received a training award from the National Institutes of Health called "Adult Day Service Utilization and Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Approach,” he saw a great opportunity to expand resources for mixed methods research at the University. Read more >