How to Measure the Intervention Process? An Assessment of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Data Collection in the Process Evaluation of Organizational Interventions

Johan Simonsen Abildgaard*, Per Saksvik, Karina Nielsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

Organizational interventions aiming at improving employee health and wellbeing have proven to be challenging to evaluate. To analyze intervention processes two methodological approaches have widely been used: quantitative (often questionnaire data), or qualitative (often interviews). Both methods are established tools, but their distinct epistemological properties enable them to illuminate different aspects of organizational interventions. In this paper, we use the quantitative and qualitative process data from an organizational intervention conducted in a national postal service, where the Intervention Process Measure questionnaire (N = 285) as well as an extensive interview study (N = 50) were used. We analyze what type of knowledge about intervention processes these two methodologies provide and discuss strengths and weaknesses as well as potentials for mixed methods evaluation methodologies.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer1380
TidsskriftFrontiers in Psychology
Vol/bind7
Antal sider10
ISSN1664-1078
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 sep. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Organizational interventions
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Research methodology
  • Mixed methods
  • Process evaluation

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