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

Declining Access to Hospital-based Obstetric Services in Rural Areas: Causes and Impact. ​​This study examines the declining availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s, potential causes for this trend and the possible effects of medical malpractice reforms. More

Evaluation of Tribal Health Professions Opportunities Grants (HPOG). Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, NORC is conducting a multi-method evaluation of the Tribal HPOG program, designed to train Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income tribal members for employment in health professions. 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

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

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

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