Vicki L. Plano Clark's research while affiliated with University of Cincinnati and other places

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Background: Latinx populations have experienced disproportionately high case rates of COVID-19 across the USA. Latinx communities in non-traditional migration areas may experience greater baseline day-to-day challenges such as a lack of resources for immigrants and insufficient language services. These challenges may be exacerbated by the COVID-19...
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Growing interest is evident in longitudinal mixed methods research, particularly fully longitudinal mixed methods designs in which both quantitative and qualitative data are collected concurrently for the duration of the study. Fully longitudinal mixed methods designs are particularly relevant for research on dynamic phenomena because of their abil...
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Cultural translation refers to the adaptation process that immigrant parents face when raising their youth in a new cultural environment. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the context and process of cultural translation for six Chinese immigrant parents raising their US-born youth. This study draws from data that is part of a larger invest...
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Heavy blunt use is common among young adult cannabis users, especially African Americans. This exploratory qualitative study aimed to examine how African American young adults understand, talk about and experience their blunt use. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with adults reporting daily or almost daily blunt use in the past month (N =...
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As an emergent research approach, mixed methods research (MMR) is receiving increasing attention in graduate student preparation. Despite growing trends in the prevalence of mixed methods research across disciplines and the extensive methodological literature about this approach, little is known about the actual MMR practices of graduate students,...
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Grit has been shown to predict success in several achievement-related domains but had not been studied in the career context. This mixed methods study examined whether grit predicted career success and explored the role and relevance of grit in career success for gritty, successful working adults. Four hundred twenty-three adults participated in th...
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Our aim was to understand how reviewers appraise mixed methods research by analyzing reviewer comments for grant applications submitted primarily to the National Institutes of Health. We requested scholars and consultants in the Mixed Methods Research Training Program (MMRTP) for the Health Sciences to send us summary statements from their mixed me...
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It is common to undertake qualitative research alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) when evaluating complex interventions. Researchers tend to analyse these datasets one by one and then consider their findings separately within the discussion section of the final report, rarely integrating quantitative and qualitative data or findings, and...
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Practical guidance for navigating issues associated with combining mixed methods and case study research approaches is in short supply, particularly for novice researchers who may grapple with numerous decision points in planning and conducting such studies. This methodological discussion examines the decision-making process used in a qualitatively...
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Context: Although constipation is a common symptom in oncology patients, it often goes unrecognized and untreated. In addition, little is known about characteristics associated with interindividual differences in constipation severity. Objectives: To describe prevalence, characteristics, and management of constipation; evaluate interindividual d...
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Background: Few qualitative studies of cancer patients' everyday experiences with pain exist within the large body of cancer pain research. Longitudinal qualitative studies are particularly sparse, and no studies have qualitatively described patients' pain experience over time during participation in a self-management intervention. Objective: To...
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This article presents a qualitative research approach to exploring attorney–client communication in an urban public defense system. The study drew upon procedural justice theory (PJT), which emphasizes relationships between satisfaction with system procedures and compliance with system demands. Interpretive analysis of interview data from 22 public...
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Many research problems in social science involve multilevel phenomena. However, discussions about multilevel research designs are limited in the mixed methods (MM) literature. Building on early writings in the field, this methodological discussion advances a refined definition of a multilevel MM research design. The refinement emerges from a review...
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This special issue of Contemporary Educational Psychology brings together an important collection of examples of how researchers have applied mixed methods research to study questions of interest in the field of educational psychology. Collectively, the articles illustrate the unique insights that can be gained when researchers intentionally integr...
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Introduction Tobacco use among young people is a complex and serious global dilemma that demands innovative and diverse research approaches. The purpose of this methodological review was to examine the current use of mixed methods research in tobacco control with youth and young adult populations and to develop practical recommendations for tobacco...
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This case study examined the implementation of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) model in two schools funded for three years (2011-2014) through the Ohio Network of Education Transformation. Interviews, observations, and artifacts were gathered for two high schools over two years (2013-2014 and 2014-2015). At one year post-funding...
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The Ohio Network of Education Transformation (ONET) funded schools to implement different models of school reform including Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network (ISSN), New Tech, and Early College. This article introduces these four reform models and considers their implementation...
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This editorial introduces a special issue containing five articles that report on an evaluation of the implementation of four education transformation models within the state of Ohio. The first article presents an overview of the cross-model results, followed by four individual articles that each present a case study analysis of one of the four tra...
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Millions of children live with chronic illness (CI), which impacts the well-being of the entire family unit. The presence of hope has been suggested as a way to improve the functioning of parents and families coping with a CI. This chapter examines the experience of hope in caregivers of children with CI residing in a Ronald McDonald House adjacent...
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Although investigators in health sciences are increasingly interested in using mixed methods, greater adoption requires funding opportunities. Funding allocations can signal recognition of a particular methodology and proficiency of investigators in using such methods. We examined trends in prevalence of mixed methods research funded by federal age...
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The authors designed a qualitative, multiple case study that employed the photovoice method to explore how enculturation is experienced by three Chinese adolescents living with their families in a nonethnically dense cultural community. A total of 18 one-on-one interviews were conducted with three youth and their parents. Photos were also used as e...
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Despite the increasing complexity of medication regimens for persistent cancer pain, little is known about how oncology outpatients and their family caregivers manage pain medications at home. To describe the day-to-day management of pain medications from the perspectives of oncology outpatients and their family caregivers who participated in a ran...
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Oncology patients with persistent pain treated in outpatient settings and their family caregivers have significant responsibility for managing pain medications. However, little is known about their practical, day-to-day experiences with pain medication management. To describe day-to-day pain medication management from the perspectives of oncology o...
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Longitudinal research is well suited for investigating phenomena that change over time. With the growing acceptance of mixed methods, researchers are combining qualitative and quantitative approaches within longitudinal research. However, little attention has been paid to how researchers integrate longitudinal mixed methods databases. The purpose o...
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The embedded approach is a mixed methods design that is most commonly used when qualitative methods are embedded within intervention designs such as randomized clinical trials (RCTs). Scholars have noted challenges associated with embedded procedures and expressed concern that embedded designs undervalue and underutilize interpretive qualitative ap...
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Mixed-methods studies, in which qualitative1 and quantitative methods are combined in a single program of inquiry,2 are increasingly common and can be valuable in biomedical and health services research, in which the complementary strengths of each approach can characterize complex phenomena more fully than either approach alone.3,4 To effectively...
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Leadership research has a long history of a quantitative approach, and it remains the most commonly used approach among leadership researchers. Researchers in a variety of fields have been applying mixed methods designs to their research as a way to advance theory. Mixed methods designs are used for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitati...
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This article explores the group dynamics of mixed methods health sciences research teams. The authors conceptualize mixed methods research teams as “representational groups,” in which members bring both their organizational and professional groups (e.g., organizational affiliations, methodological expertise) and their identity groups, such as gende...
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This special session will recap qualitative research design and analysis as discussed during an NSF-sponsored two-part workshop for computer science education researchers held in 2009-2010. Several workshop participants will illustrate the use of qualitative methods by describing their research projects. They will briefly present their methodologie...
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Mixed methods research that combines qualitative and quantitative approaches is an emergent method that is achieving increasing acceptance and use across disciplines. Despite the importance of funding to the adoption of a new research approach, there is no clear understanding of U.S. funding agencies’ support for mixed methods. This study examines...
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A central issue for mixed methods research is for researchers to effectively integrate (or mix) the quantitative and qualitative data in their studies. Despite extensive methodological discussions about integration, researchers using mixed methods approaches struggle with translating these discussions into practice and often make inadequate use of...
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This study provides unique perspectives of family leisure activities by developing a grounded-theory model of influences on family fun based on qualitative data from 368 low-income rural women with young children from fourteen states. Mothers were asked an open-ended question about what their families do for fun, allowing them to define family fun....
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Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may lead...
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Recently several authors have criticized mixed methods research because it relegates qualitative research to secondary or auxiliary status, it expresses this status through experimental trials that privilege quantitative research, and it fails to employ critical, interpretive approaches to qualitative research. This paper is a response to this posi...
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With the increased popularity of qualitative research, researchers in counseling psychology are expanding their methodologies to include mixed methods designs. These designs involve the collection, analysis, and integration of quantitative and qualitative data in a single or multiphase study. This article presents an overview of mixed methods resea...
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The purpose of this multi-site qualitative study is to explore how adolescents talk about tobacco use. Sixty-six students in four high schools became co-researchers and led focus group interviews with 205 fellow students. From the interviews, the authors develop a story line that reports how adolescents begin smoking, how smoking becomes a pervasiv...
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As a part of our work in the Humanized Physics Project, we have made the content of the physics laboratories the keystone of our physics content coverage. After having selected an appropriate human application of physics for the laboratory each week, we have shaped the lecture, recitation and homework assignments to support the laboratory. Our post...

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... Pour atteindre les objectifs de recherche, une stratégie de triangulation a été suivi (Caillaud & Flick, 2016). Cette stratégie vise à renforcer la validité des données recueillies par la mise en perspective de résultats convergents ou au contraire, dissonants (Plano Clark et al., 2020). Dans cette étude, trois outils méthodologiques ont été utilisés pour appréhender les RS des élèves : questionnaires, focus groups et ateliers participatifs. ...
... This takes the form of a multiphase sequential mixed methods study approach (Miles and Huberman, 1994;Schumacher et al, 2020) which prioritises the qualitative rather than the quantitative strand, unlike many mixed methods approaches (Hesse-Biber, 2010). Quantitative and qualitative data were collected at four different points over a two-year period. ...
... Willingness to pay a premium price is defined as the number of dollars that customers will pay for their preferred brand compared to other brands for the same number of units Anselmsson, Bondesson, and Johansson (2014); (Augusto et al., 2020;Miller, Hofstetter, Krohmer, & Zhang, 2011) discovered that quality is a significant contributing factor of premium pricing besides social image, exclusivity, and country of origin. According to Toraman, Cox, Clark, and Dariotis (2020), buying interest can be identified through four indicators: transactional interest (the tendency to buy products), referential interest (a person's tendency to refer products to others), preferential interest (interest that describes the behaviour of someone who has main preference for the product), exploratory interest (the behavior of someone who is always looking for information about the interesting product and looking for information that support the positive properties of the product). (Foroudi, 2019;Thaker, Sakaran, Nanairan, Thaker, & Hussain, 2020) Brand Geographic Location Loureiro, Sarmento, and Le Bellego (2017) noticed that firms with good location will make customers to buy firm's product or service with highest prices. ...
... 10,13 Others have found that Black survey respondents are more likely to satisfice, 33 as well as to refer to blunts as "joints". 40 Such a demographic association may be particularly relevant here because Black individuals are more likely to smoke blunts than their white counterparts. 41,42 Together, these findings on older, female, and Non-Hispanic Black respondents being more likely to underreport cannabis use are of concern because underestimates of use may result in inadequate prevention and/or treatment efforts targeted at these groups, as well as less funding allocated for research with these vulnerable populations. ...
... As indicated by Toraman and Plano Clark (2020 ), mixed method research is the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data within one single study or a series of studies. The underlying assumption is that the combination of quantitative and qualitative data will yield a better understanding of the investigated problem ( Creswell & Plano Clark, 2009, Froehlich, 2020a. ...
... According to Wisdom [21], the combined use of quantitative and qualitative methods can provide a more comprehensive picture of health services by capitalizing on the strengths of both approaches. Despite being a relatively new area, Guetterman et al. [22] found that there is an increasing awareness of the relevance of mixed-methods research in order to address population and behavioural health problems. French et al. [23], for example, used regression models to identify characteristics of children who missed their appointments and conducted phone interviews with GPs in order to understand their role and perceptions regarding low attendance levels. ...
... Even when there is a commitment to the inclusion of qualitative approaches within a trial, there is little practical guidance on how to achieve this effectively. Debate about the philosophical appropriateness of integrating qualitative and quantitative data continues [27,28], whilst concrete examples of integration are scarce [29]. A number of frameworks outline the potential contribution of qualitative research to trials [30]. ...
... Unrelieved cancer pain is a frequent and distressing symptom, 1 with complex and dynamic trajectories. 2 However, despite increased attention to cancer pain management and effective treatments, between 55% and 66% of patients undergoing treatment for or living with advanced cancer report pain 3 that is treated with analgesics. 4 In addition to health care-and system-related barriers, patientrelated barriers can interfere with pain management. While these barriers include cognitive (e.g., patients' knowledge about pain and pain medication), affective (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression), and sensory (e.g., analgesic side effects) components, the major challenge for many patients is poor adherence with their analgesic regimen. ...
... Advice and self-help books offered doctoral students how to make the dissertation process simple and stress free, but there was no cookie-cutter approach or way to reduce all the requisite skills to a simple rule (Kamler & Thomson, 2008). Writing a dissertation involves difficult, unforeseen problems and should involve false starts, problems, and continuous rewrites as the process unfolds (Walton et al., 2020). Understanding and applying delimitations research could translate a problem statement into a comprehensive methodology which produces systematic research. ...
... Ireland has well-developed cancer and palliative care services and there is a growing focus on evidence-based practice and the development of learning healthcare systems 1 . The management of cancer-related constipation has emerged as an area for improvement because it is a common condition that impacts negatively on quality of life, yet remains poorly recognised and treated [2][3][4] . Accordingly, a national clinical guideline focused on constipation management for patients receiving palliative care was published in 2015 5 . ...