How do you actually ‘do’ mixed methods research in the social sciences? How can primarily qualitative researchers think about quantitative methods, and vice versa? Do qual and quant simply co-exist within research, or can they be coherently integrated? What does this mean in particular disciplines? In this session Prof Leigh Payne of Sociology and the Latin American Studies Centre, Prof Heather Hamill from Sociology, and Dr Olivier Sterck, an economist within the Department of International Development will share their perspectives.