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



August 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

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