Qualitative Methods

​Qualitative methods can be used as a stage in survey design or as an independent source of qualitative data to inform effective research and analysis.  NORC collects qualitative data with a variety of techniques.  In all cases, we work closely with our clients to ensure the information we collect will answer their needs and is tailored to the audience.

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Representative Projects

Affordable Care Act: Examining Policies & Implementation with State & Local Public Health Depts. On behalf of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within HHS, NORC is expanding prior project activities to explore the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on state and local public health departments.  More

Aligning Quality and Public Reporting Programs for Physicians and other Practitioners. NORC is supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) efforts at public reporting of health care quality information. Transparent public reporting of health care quality data allows health care consumers to make more informed data-driven decisions about where to seek health care and drives quality improvement. NORC's contract supports the alignment and improvement of CMS' Compare websites: Dialysis Facility Compare, Home Health Compare, Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare and Physician Compare. catterson-rebecca@norc.org More

Design and Implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Competitive African Cotton for Pro-Poor Growth (COMPACI) Program. NORC is designing and conducting a large-scale monitoring and evaluation of the Competitive African Cotton for Pro-Poor Growth (COMPACI) Program in six African countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.  More

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

Success Study of the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program. The Horatio Alger Association (HAA) Scholarship program is a national effort that awards financial scholarships and provides mentoring to at-risk students who have experienced different types of adversity while still demonstrating strong academic potential.  NORC is currently conducting Phase 1 of the Success Study of the HAA Scholarship Program to understand the factors associated with students’ abilities to overcome adversity. More

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Headlines

News Forbes: What NORC's Greg Wolniak and The Success Study of the Horatio Alger Association are doing to make a difference More
Posted: 5.3.2013 2:28PM
News Chicago Tonight on WTTW: "Chicago's Richest 1 Percent" with Northwestern's Benjamin Page, and work from NORC More
Posted: 1.5.2012 3:13PM

Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266