Making Mixed-Methods Work in Transport Research: Workshop, 20th June 2013, Leeds

The Disruption project is linking with the Travel Behaviours Network ( ) to run a workshop on ‘Making Mixed Methods Work’ in relation to transport research.

The event is free and will be held in Leeds on 20th June 10-4pm.

Making Mixed-Methods Work
Travel Behaviours Workshop, 20th June 2013, Leeds

Call for Papers

It is well accepted that understanding our mobility decisions requires an active consideration of the interfaces between factors such as land-use patterns, work and leisure practices, family structures, and technologies. Such understandings can only be brought about through the application of different theoretical framings of the problem, different methodological responses to the problem, and the exploration of the problem and its contexts using different toolkits of methods. It is contended that unlocking critical policy understandings requires multi-pronged approaches. However, interlinking different theories, methodologies and methods creates real practical and intellectual challenges.

This workshop will seek to understand the variety of research methods that researchers are using to engage with communities and make sense of the processes that inform our travel practices. We would like to encourage submissions from project teams that both wish to give a presentation but also develop a paper for a Special Issue of a journal.

Submissions are invited that address questions related to interdisciplinary methodological practices and may address a variety of issues such as: novel methods, new methodological considerations; mixing of methods, the role of new technologies, crowd sourcing, when things go wrong and of course when things go right.

While the session seeks contributions in the traditional paper format, it also seeks to encourage other forms of audience engagement such as demos, audience participation activities and discussion.

See the attached PDF for more information. Please submit a title and abstract of up to 250 words to Jane Macdonald  by 31st March 2013.

Priority will be given to attendees involved in the papers but anyone is welcome to register an interest to attend with

This workshop is being organised by the Travel Behaviours Network ( The network is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme and aims to bring together a series of interdisciplinary, cross council research projects exploring how to reduce energy use from transport.

Further information can be downloaded here.