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Advanced Qualitative Methods hosted by the Qualitative Methods Learning Collaborative

Using Qualitative Summary Templates and Matrix Displays to Assess Factors that Impact the Pace of Implementation

by Traci Abraham, PhD ; Jen Van Tiem, PhD
Seminar date: 6/10/2021

Description: This presentation will describe how rapid qualitative analytic techniques were used to understand a complex longitudinal process (i.e., implementation) at seven VA sites. Data were collected by telephone on an ongoing-basis during implementation using bi-weekly dyadic debriefs with external facilitators. In the first phase of analyses, content from the debriefs were reduced and organized by the analyst who led the debrief using individual summary templates. Template domains were informed by dimensions from Integrated Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (i-PARIHS) framework to capture contextual factors that impacted implementation (i.e., barriers and facilitators). Next, templated data were further reduced and organized by site using matrix displays structured by i-PARIS domain (on the y axis) and time point (on the x axis). To characterize the pace of implementation at each site, the lead analyst compared data displayed in the matrices across the time points. These efficient but nuanced analyses revealed the multiple factors which impacted the pace at which implementation occurred at the seven sites and complexities in how barriers and facilitators interacted over time.

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