This week’s spotlight focuses on Dr. Joann Kovacich. She is a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). Dr. Kovacich received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Law, Policy, and Society, with a concentration in Culture and Health. She has used this degree as an applied cultural and medical anthropologist, ethnographer, consultant, program evaluator, and grant writer. Since 2007, Dr. Kovacich has also lent her expertise as a dissertation committee member and a faculty member teaching a variety of courses.
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Drs. Daniel Roberts and Kimberly Underwood presented at the 9th Annual TQR Conference in Fort Lauderdale , Florida. Daniel presented his paper, "Modifying the Qualitative Delphi Technique to Develop the Female Soldier Support Model." The paper of the same name was also published in the The Qualitative Report, January 15th, Issue 23 (1). The paper is a methodology article and a good read for anyone who wants to learn how to use the Delphi technique.
After several months of research and discussions, I am happy to announce that CHER will be changing its name to the Center for Health and Nursing Research. The new name reflects a research Center dedicated to supporting the scholarship for health and nursing students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Phoenix.
Over the next few weeks, I will be working with the Advisory Board and the website team to make the transition online. The content from CHER will remain an important resource will be accessible as a SIG on the new site.
Featured Blog Posts
Understanding the IRB: An Interview with Assistant Dean of Research Protection, Dr. Laura Brewer
by Walker Ladd
“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”
- Thomas Paine
Positive contribution of focus groups to mixed methods research: An example for discussion
by Ryan Rominger
Galliott and Graham (2016) used a sequential exploratory mixed method design to investigate career planning within adolescent populations in Australia. This post is an invitation to readers to explore the structure and use of the research method utilized by Galliott and Graham, and deepen the reader’s understanding of both mixed methods designs and the specific use of focus groups within such designs.
Postpartum Depression and the Working Woman
by Robyn Flint
When the workforce is comprised of at least 52% women (US Department of Labor, 2015) and 78% of those women are of childbearing age (US Department of Labor, 2016), one would wonder how motherhood in the workplace is managing.