Qualitative and Mixed Methods studies

In qualitative research, scientists gather in-depth data using individual and focus group interviews, observation, and other methods. Mixed methods research combines qualitative research with quantitative research, which can often help achieve deeper understanding of an issue. Our researchers apply qualitative and mixed methods approaches to a variety of content areas, including cancer survivorship, completion of recommended vaccine series, variations in care, and other health issues.

An In-Depth Interview Study of Immunization Providers in a Large Managed Care Organization to Understand Practice Patterns, Barriers and Facilitators for Administering the 3-Dose HPV Vaccine Series

The primary objective of this study is to identify immunization providers’ opinions on practice patterns, barriers and facilitators for Gardasil 3-dose regimen completion among those who initiated the Gardasil vaccine.

Principal Investigator:

Chun Chao, PhD, MS

Funding Source:

Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp.

Funding Years:

2013 - 2016

Building Capacity for Stakeholder Engagement in the Mental Health Research Network

This Eugene Washington engagement award will be used primarily to support the development of the involvement of our patients with mental health conditions, their caregivers and/or families, and national mental health community and advocacy groups who represent them in all phases of mental health research. The goals of this project are to: 1) Add the patient, caregiver, and family stakeholder voice and the community and advocacy groups who represent them to the national Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) executive leadership team to develop a shared direction for the network and a shared national voice for mental health comparative effectiveness research (CER); 2) Develop and pilot a strategy for stakeholder engagement within one MHRN-affiliated health system and the communities it serves to identify priorities for mental health CER; and 3) Develop and submit at least one new research proposal using the processes used in #1 and #2 at the end of the engagement award.

Principal Investigator:

Karen J. Coleman, PhD, MS

Funding Source:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Funding Years:

2018 - 2020

Developing tailored de-implementation strategies to reduce use of low-value cancer care services

The goal of this mixed methods study is to develop and test interventions to reduce use of surveillance biomarkers for early stage breast cancer patients.

Principal Investigator:

Erin E. Hahn, PhD, MPH

Funding Source:

Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

Funding Years:

2014 - 2015

Using Stakeholder Perspectives to Improve Survivorship Care Plan Implementation

The goal of this study is to gain insight and understanding into planned and implemented processes of survivorship care in diverse health care settings.

Principal Investigator:

Erin E. Hahn, PhD, MPH

Funding Source:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Funding Years:

2016 - 2017