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Mixed Methods Research and Culture-Specific Interventions
Program Design and Evaluation



June 2015 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This practical book shows practicing social scientists and graduate students how to account for cultural factors when developing and evaluating psychological and educational interventions using mixed methods research. Providing a methodological basis for handling cultural influences when engaged in intervention and/or evaluation work, the book covers a range of topics, including mixed methods research, program evaluation, ethnography, and intervention design. Throughout the book, the authors integrate illustrative examples to make more abstract content accessible.

 Mixed Methods Research and Culture-Specific Interventions is Volume 2 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/mmrs

 


 
Editors' Introduction
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1--Introduction: The Role of Culture and Context in Developing Intervention and Prevention Programs
Introduction

 
Why Should We Attend To Culture And Context?

 
Implementation Science and Translational Research

 
Limitations of Standard Research Approaches and Potential Contributions of MMR

 
Overview of the Book’s Content and Structure

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 2--Conceptual Models for Mixed Methods and Culture-Specific Intervention Development
Introduction

 
Conceptual Models for Intervention Development

 
MMR Models for Program Development

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 3--Use of MMR to Understand Context and Guide Program Design
Introduction

 
Ethnography and Associated MMR Practices for Cultural Study and Program Design

 
An Illustration

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 4--Use of MMR to Guide Implementation and Adaptation
Introduction

 
Conceptual and Procedural Foundations

 
Monitoring Program Implementation

 
Program Adaptation

 
Determining Overall Program Success

 
Capacity for Sustainability and Institutionalization

 
An Illustration

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 5--Use of MMR to Address Validity Concerns in Program Evaluation
Introduction

 
Conceptual and Procedural Considerations

 
Sampling, External Validity, and Transferability Consideration

 
Pulling it All Together: An Example

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 6--MMR Model Application: A Full Example
Introduction

 
Contextual and Cultural Considerations

 
Program Design

 
Program Implementation and Adaptation

 
Program Evaluation

 
Promoting Translation and Capacity Building

 
Conclusions

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7--Implementation and Evaluation Challenges
Introduction: Common Challenges in Program Implementation and Evaluation

 
Establishing and Maintaining Partnerships

 
Gaining and Maintaining Stakeholder Commitment

 
Forming Sustainable Decision-Making Teams

 
Addressing Staff Development Needs

 
Resource Acquisition and Allocation

 
Creating Versus Adapting Existing EBIs

 
Thinking Through MMR Design Quality

 
Cross-Cultural Social Science Research Has Received Inadequate Attention

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Chapter 8--Future Directions
Introduction

 
Implications for Model Development

 
Application of MMR to Intervention Development and Evaluation

 
Implications for Extending Mixed Methodology

 
Advancing the Science of Intervention Development and Evaluation: Implications for Implementation Science

 
Final Thoughts

 
Reflective Questions and Exercises

 
References

 
 
Index

“It is very clear that the authors have an extensive experience applying mixed research methodologies to a variety of interventions in multiple contexts. […T]he main strength in what I have read is that they are very successful in connecting these real-life experiences with the theories that they present in the text; this combination brings new life to the text and help readers to easily identify with the content.”

Sebastian Galindo, University of Florida

“This text is different than other books in the field because […] it covers material that is not commonly found in other program evaluation (PE) and performance measurement (PM) texts—especially to this level of detail. It may be more common for other PE and PM books to discuss culture-specific interventions or cultural competency in a part of one chapter, but not have it be the primary focus of the text.”

Marc K. Fudge, California State University San Bernardino

“I see a lot of value in the consilient approach to methodology the authors are encouraging. I think they have done a nice job selecting and defining important practical approaches.”

Jeral R. Kirwan, Ashford University

Recommended for optional reading

Dr Olu A Awosoga
Health , University Of Lethbridge
October 3, 2016

Most of the students selectMixed methods to complete the dissertation.

Mr Gwendolyn Dooley
School Of Management, Walden University
June 12, 2015
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Conceptual, methodological, and procedural guidelines help researchers and practitioners think through culture applying mixed methods research to intervention and evaluation work.
  • Multiple examples, based on the authors’ experience, show how mixed methods research can be applied and enhance understanding.
  • Models are presented as figures that readers can adapt to their own work.
  • An overview of challenges that can arise when developing culturally relevant interventions and evaluations is provided to inform future research agendas.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2


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