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Recent Research

Qualitative & Mixed Methods Peer-Reviewed Publications

Methods:

(Video) observation

Semi-structured interview

Cognitive interview

Focus group

Daily/weekly diary

Journey mapping

Natural language processing

Sentiment analysis

Analysis software:

Qualtrics

REDCap

NVivo

MAXQDA

LIWC

SurveySignal

Concrete Wall

A qualitative approach to causal inquiry: Using causation coding to identify how transformative activities elicit white teacher candidates’ race-related learning.

How can we better understand the psychological processes involved in shifting mindsets and behaviors?

What do findings suggest for improving teacher education?

#Interview
#DescriptiveCoding
#CausationCoding
Image by Possessed Photography

A critical case study of white teacher candidates’ motivation and resistance during race-related transformative activities.

What can we learn about the roles of motivation and resistance in learning?

How do personal and social factors relate to motivation and resistance?

#Interview
#WeeklyDiaries
#DescriptiveCoding
#SelfDeterminationTheory
Voting

Clinical trainee perspectives on the implementation of trauma-focused training.

What do trainees think about various aspects of existing offerings (e.g., materials, instructors, activities, organizational culture)?

How can we use this information to improve training experiences and outcomes?

#OpenEndedSurvey
#ImplementationScience

#GroundedTheory
 
Heavenly Sky

 “Empowered and Driven to Help”: Learning about Childhood Trauma During Preservice Training.

What do trainees think about various aspects of existing offerings (e.g., materials, instructors, activities, organizational culture)?

How can we use this information to improve training experiences and outcomes?

#ArtifactAnalysis
#ImplementationScience
#GroundedTheory

Mindfulness

A qualitative study of adolescents’ experiences of distress and well-being during intensive mindfulness practice. 

How do adolescents experience a 6-day mindfulness retreat? 

#DailyDiary
#FocusGroup
#ConvergentMixedMethods

#DeductiveCoding
#InductiveCoding
#AxialCoding

Arms Stretched Out

A Critical Discourse Analysis of NAEYC's developmentally appropriate practice texts: Shifting rhetoric and implications for advancing equity in family-school partnerships.

To what extent do policy documents actually reflect an organization's stated aims?

What implications do these (mis)alignments hold for practitioners?

#NaturalLanguageProcessing
#CriticalDiscourseAnalysis

 

Qualitative
Research & Consulting 

Methods:

Case study

Landscape analysis

Trend analysis

Softwares:

Tableau

Qualtrics

RedCap

Mobile Phone

Mindfulness and Physics Study

Funded by the National Science Foundation (PIs: Galla, Nochs-Mallach)

#UsabilityTesting
#EcologicalMomentaryAssessment
#MixedMethods

Hands Up

Educator Support Group

Funded by the The NoVo Foundation, Early Childhood Research Network, Spencer Foundation, and Barancik Foundation (PI: Rodriguez)

How did educators experience this virtual support group? Daylong retreat?

What did stakeholders (clinicians and educators) perceive as effective characteristics of virtual support groups? Daylong retreat activities?



#LandscapeAnalysis
#FocusGroup
#JourneyMapping
#CognitiveInterview
#Observation

Teacher and Pupil

Consulting - La Petite Ecole

Mommy&Me programming
Herve Tullet curriculum

#Interviews
#OpenEndedSurveyDesign
#UsabilityTesting

#ProgramEvaluation

#CurriculumDesign

 

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Cooper Parenting

#CurriculumWriting
#ResearchTranslation

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Harvard Center on the Developing Child

#CardSorting
#GroundedTheory
#HumanCenteredDesign
#ProgramEvaluation

 

Teamwork

NH DOE Bureau 

#LandscapeAnalysis
#LiteratureReview
#ProgramEvaluation

#ProfessionalDevelopment
 

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