Dr. Tim Guetterman is an applied research methodologist and an associate professor who teaches in Creighton University’s Public Health, Master’s in Leadership and Doctoral in Interdisciplinary Leadership Programs. He teaches research methods, including general research design, qualitative research and statistics. He enjoys the variety of being a methodologist and is driven to “give people tools to do better, more systematic research to improve the society in which we live.”
Dr. Guetterman teaches mixed methods workshops to interdisciplinary audiences in the US, South Africa, UK, Germany, Denmark, Korea, and Japan. He says, “with mixed methods research we can examine broad trends in data, in addition to the nuances behind the numbers.”
He writes to advance rigorous methods of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, particularly strategies for intersecting and integrating qualitative and quantitative research. He is the PI of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research that uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research to investigate the use of virtual human technology in health, education, and assessment. He is also the PI of a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation and Co-I and evaluator of the NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program that both work to develop research capacity and skills.
In all of his work, Dr. Guetterman strives to implement assessment FOR learning, rather than assessment OF learning.
Dr. Guetterman received his MA from the University of Iowa and his PhD from the University of Nebraska. In addition to academia, Dr. Guetterman enjoys traveling, biking and spending time with his family.