The QUALRIS Group Learning Community
The QUALRIS Group is a team of experts assembled by the NCI and charged with exploring qualitative research methods as used in Implementation Science and cancer research. Currently, qualitative methods are widely used in implementation trials, yet there has been little discussion within the field about the methods themselves. Limited guidance is available in the field as to what qualitative approaches might be most rigorously and productively used for which research questions and settings, especially along the cancer continuum.
The QUALRIS Group has three main aims:
- To examine the use of qualitative methods in implementation science to-date
- To identify specific challenges to the rigorous use of these methods in varying contexts, and
- To make recommendations for their improved use, development and integration into implementation science
The group’s long-term purpose is to generate widespread discussion among implementation science researchers to stimulate methodological research and development of tools, instruments and guidance for the field.