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A mixed methods research approach to investigate undergraduate students’ perceptions of changes enforced due to COVID-19

posted on 2021-01-27, 19:01 authored by Christina ZournaChristina Zourna, 2. Ioanna Papavassiliou-Alexiou, Nikos Koutsoupias, 4. Aikaterini Papakota
This paper presents an empirical mixed methods research investigating undergraduate students’ experiences of the changes that occurred at a mid-sized public Greek university during spring semester 2019-2020 due to COVID-19. The research followed a multilevel embedded sequential explanatory design including a participant selection model which came in accordance with the results of the preceding Multiple Correspondence and Hierarchical Cluster Analyses. A contribution of this paper to mixed methods research is the combination of mixed methods paradigm with multivariate data analysis methods.


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Lead author country

  • Greece

Lead author job role

  • PhD Student

Lead author institution

University of Macedonia

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

The research meets the ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country. Informed consent was obtained by all participants when they agreed to fill in the online Google forms and/or when they agreed orally to participate in the interviews and their answer was recorded.


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