Web Talk: Using Constructivist Grounded Theory to Explore the Impact of Policy Change on Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the U.S.

When Sep 18, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
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Contact Phone 402-852-8316
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September 18, 2018 @ 10am PST/1pm EST
Presented by Lesley Harris, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor, Gerontology Specialization, Kent School of Social Work

Dr. Harris will describe the philosophical foundations and epistemological perspectives involved with Constructivist Grounded Theory (CGT), and how to apply CGT techniques to the analysis of data. Using data collected from a study on the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on substance use treatment agencies in Los Angeles County, Dr. Harris will demonstrate different CGT coding techniques, discuss standards of rigor and integrity in qualitative research, and compare and contrast the benefits of traditional and advanced Grounded Theory techniques (constructivist approaches).

 About the Presenter:

Lesley Harris, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor, Gerontology Specialization, Kent School of Social Work

At the University of Louisville, Dr. Lesley Harris serves as the Head of the Gerontology Specialization for the M.S.S.W. program and teaches a year-long course on Qualitative Research Methods in the Doctoral Program. Dr. Lesley Harris’s research goals are to improve and extend intervention strategies for older adults who have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her expertise is qualitative methodology (Ethnography and Grounded Theory), but she also uses quantitative methods in her research. She has served as the lead Qualitative Researcher on six large scale studies, and has worked in many diverse research settings, collaborating with investigative teams in the United States, Canada, Mozambique and Vietnam. Dr. Harris’s international work includes studies on grandparents raising grandchildren due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Vietnam. Her current projects incorporate understandings of HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders within the Vietnamese cultural context to describe the barriers facing grandparents in accessing anti- retroviral therapies for their grandchildren.

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