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QUERI Implementation Research Group

Periodic Reflections: A Method of Guided Discussions for Documenting Implementation Phenomena


by Erin Finley, PhD, MPH ; Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Seminar date: 9/5/2019

Description: The presenters will describe an ethnographically-informed method of guided discussions developed for use by a multi-project national implementation program. Investigators have developed a method of guided “periodic reflections” to aid in documenting implementation phenomena over time. Reflections are completed as 30–60 minute telephone discussions with implementation team members at monthly or bi-monthly intervals. Periodic reflections show potential as a low-burden method for documenting events across the life cycle of an implementation effort. They also offer an effective means for capturing information on context, unfolding process and sense-making, unexpected events, and diverse viewpoints.



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