Home visiting research has evolved greatly in the last decade, with diverse and sophisticated research designs and methods increasingly being used to examine home visiting implementation and effectiveness. To maximize the impact of home visiting research, continued innovation is needed in research methods. HARC has conceptualized innovative methods as falling into three categories:

  • study designs (e.g., adaptive trials, hybrid effectiveness-implementation designs) that use varied approaches to examine home visiting effectiveness and implementation
  • implementation science methods which examine the “how” of home visiting delivery
  • community-engaged research approaches that promote the voice of home visiting stakeholders as study collaborators and advisors.

Please see below for external resources related to each of these three categories.

Study Design

Selected Research Designs

A summary of selected research designs created by the Data Science for Dynamic Intervention Descision-Making Center.
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An Introduction to Effectivness-Implementation Hybrid Designs

An open access article providing an introduction to the three types of hybrid designs, design considerations, and examples for each.
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Innovative Trial Design

Descriptions of innovative trials provided by the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit at the Queen Mary University of London.
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Implementation Science Methods

Institutes Focused on Implementation Science

A compliation of academic institutes and other resources focused on implementation science methods.
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Dissemination & Implementation Toolkits

Self-service toolkits developed by the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core at Washington University in St Louis.
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Community-Engaged Research

Resources to Build Capacity for Community-Engaged Research

A directory of resources for building capacity for community-engaged research developed by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities.
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Community-Engaged Research Guides and Resource Manuals

A compilation of research guides and resource manuals curated by the Center of Community Engagement at University of California San Francisco.
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Principles of Community Engagement

Principles of Community Engagement guide, written by the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium Community Engagement Key Function Committee Task Force.
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