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

Aligning Quality and Public Reporting Programs for Physicians and other Practitioners. For the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NORC is supporting the development of a strategic plan to align quality and public reporting programs for physicians and other practitioners. Tasks include supporting an internal CMS workgroup with representatives of the CMS Compare Websites and other parties involved in developing and implementing the plan.  More

Methodological Research to Support the Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects data on crime victimization in the United States. A nationally representative sample of households participates in this panel survey, where respondents ages 12 and over within the household report on crime incidents that they experienced in the six months prior to the interview. More

NIJ Dating Violence Experiment in NYC I with PERF.

For this project, on which NORC is a subcontractor to the Police Executive Research Forum, the research team randomly assigned 30 New York City middle schools (two 6th and two 7th grade classrooms in each, with a final total of 117 participating classrooms) to one of four conditions: (1) a classroom‐based intervention, (2) a building intervention, (3) both classroom and building interventions, or (4) a no‐treatment control group. The classroom curriculum included six sessions emphasizing the consequences for perpetrators of dating violence/harassment (DV/H); state and federal laws for DV/H; the setting and communicating of boundaries in relationships; and the role of bystanders as interveners.​ More

Outpatient Payment Policy Under Medicare: Recent Policy Developments from the Rural Perspective. ​This study was designed to examine outpatient payment options for rural hospitals, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and their potential impact on hospital revenue and rural access to health services.  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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