Why is this information important?
If you need some assistance designing your project or using specific qualitative methods or software, people at these centers/institutes on UNC's campus may be able to help.
Services for Qualitative Researchers:
Services for Qualitative Researchers in the Health Sciences:
Design Services: CHAI offers high quality graphic design for web-based, mobile, and print interventions. Researchers choose from a range of custom developed designs to best meet their study goals. Products include cohesive intervention materials such as:
Development Services: CHAI's development team specializes in website and application development for intervention research using the latest technology in mobile, computer, wearable, and multimedia applications. CHAI maintains data security requirements commensurate with UNC School of Medicine while providing
More: Grant Submissions, Intervention Development, Survey Programming and Integration, Concierge (help connecting researchers with outside vendors who offer a range of complementary services).
Services for Qualitative Researchers in the Health Sciences: The mission of the QRU is to provide support to investigators from the Center, all five UNC health affair schools, and the North Carolina public health community in the planning, conducting, evaluating, reporting and disseminating of their qualitative research projects. Services include these:
Additional Services: HPDP’s Cores and Units work together to provide comprehensive support to all our research projects.
Dr. Maihan B Vu, QRU Director
Director or Formative Research and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
The NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute is UNC's CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Awards) program. In addition to providing broad support to clinical and translational research, the Community and Stakeholder Engagement Program (formerly CARES) offers expertise, guidance, and support related specifically to community-engaged qualitative research. Services are bilingual (English and Spanish) and include:
General TraCS Contact:
Laboratory Capabilities: The Carolina Survey Research Laboratory (CSRL), originally the Survey Research Unit (SRU), provides expertise in the areas of survey and questionnaire design as well as data collection. Works under grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to offer the following services:
The Sheps Center Library houses some pertinent reference materials, including basic statistical and demographic reference works; classic health services texts, North Carolina, AMA, and AHA guides; directories; and the Sage series on research. The Library also contains a special grey literature file compiled over the lifetime of the Center, the Rural/Policy Literature file, a file that held classic and ephemeral materials pertaining to rural health and health policy.
Librarians support the activities of the Sheps Center. and are generally available for quick consultation and routine requests, such as help with finding full-text articles, especially those related to health services research. The librarians are key staff for RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center research contracts (from topic refinements and white papers to full systematic reviews) and similar research projects. If your group would like Library and Information Services staff to work on a systematic review-level project, please consult with Christiane Voisin and with an appropriate Sheps Center Business Office contact to request staff time.
Librarians also send monthly emails listing health services research and public health funding opportunities culled from Grants.gov (grants.gov) and InfoEd SPIN (https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Home/SOLRSearch) to the Sheps Center and its collaborators. Please contact librarians if you would like assistance with setting up personalized funding email alerts.
An important aspect of Carter Thought Lab is the services our personnel can provide for scholars who are engaged in educational or other social science research. Support and consultation is available for qualitative research projects (or the qualitative dimensions of those projects utilizing mixed methods) at all stages of development in the following areas:
If you are interested in discussing the specific aspects and needs of your own qualitative research project, or if you have general questions about the services provided as part of the Carter Thought Lab, please contact Director Dr. Sherick Hughes.