Qualitative Research

Among its many qualitative methods, NORC has specific expertise in structured interviews, focus groups, case studies and site visits, and convening expert panels.

Representative Projects

CDC Dating Matters Experimental Evaluation. NORC at the University of Chicago is evaluating a CDC initiative to help urban communities prevent teen dating violence (TDV). On September 13th, 2011, Vice President Biden announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded grants to four communities (Baltimore, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, and Oakland/Hayward) for its new teen dating violence prevention initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.  More

Exploring the Black Box: Design and Implementation Issues of Pay-for-Performance for Rural Physicians. This study explores key research questions related to the design and implementation of pay-for-performance (P4P) systems by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private health care delivery systems.
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IFC Indonesia Small and Medium Enterprise Banking Survey. The IFC contracted NORC to develop a survey that can be used by commercial banks to identify attractive market segments; determine appropriate channel, product, and marketing strategies; and inform decisions to accelerate or grow SME banking operations. More

Interim and Final Report to Congress on the Community First Choice Option. NORC, along with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), has been awarded a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to evaluate and draft the Interim and Final Reports to Congress on the Community First Choice (CFC) Option. The CFC Option, established under the Affordable Care Act, is a Medicaid State Plan option providing home- and community-based attendant services and supports to individuals requiring significant medical assistance. NORC will assist the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with Interim and Final Reports to Congress, which will reflect the findings of the evaluation.  More

Quality Improvement Organizations' Contributions to Rural Hospital Performance. ​This qualitative study identified examples in which rural hospitals have worked successfully with QIOs to improve performance and quality. More

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