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Mixed Methods Research Lab (Penn)

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  1. Resource Description
    "The goal of the Mixed Methods Research Lab (MMRL) in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is to foster the use of qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies with a focus on integrating key stakeholder perspectives and goals into research designs. The MMRL works with investigators to provide conceptual and technical support for community based and clinical research questions. Qualitative, mixed methods and action research are uniquely suited to capture the contextual, socio-cultural, and experiential factors that contribute to health disparities. The MMRL offers consultation, training, and staff support at all stages of the research process, including project and proposal conception, instrument development, budget development, data collection, data management, analysis, and publication/dissemination." MMRL staff has expertise in a variety of traditional and innovative data collection methods including observation, freelisting, individual interviews, and focus groups. The MMRL primarily uses a modified grounded theory approach to analyzing data. Grounded theory is a methodology that involves iterative development of theories about what is occurring in the data as they are collected. The process develops themes that emerge “from the ground,” based on responses to the open-ended questions developed for the proposed study.
  2. Affiliation
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania
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  4. Director
    Barg, Frances K., PhD
  5. Director
    Cronholm, Peter Foster., MD, MSCE
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