Using traditional and innovative qualitative methods in applied health settings, KPCHR’s multi-disciplinary Qualitative Core (Q-CORE) goes beyond numbers alone to increase knowledge, generate research insights, and improve health services and outcomes.
Health care is delivered in a living, breathing real-world context, full of nuance and complexity. By using a mix of qualitative approaches, from interviews and focus groups to ethnography & participatory engagement, our research helps us understand these nuances and how they interact to influence outcomes.
Our qualitative researchers conduct:
- Research with Spanish and English speaking patients, frontline staff, health care providers, department chiefs, and health system managers.
- Formative research before a program or intervention is finalized and implemented.
- Dissemination and implementation research about the dissemination of evidence-based programs in community, public health, and clinical practice settings, including research on the process of integrating interventions within a setting.
- Evaluation research to evaluate impacts of treatment or service interventions.