The primary objective ofthe Qualitative Methods Core is to assist CAIR investigators and staff with the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative studies. Core Scientists work closely in the CAIR's Center wide Initiative Development Workgroup process and with individual investigators to bring qualitative theoretical, methodological, and ethical perspectives to research planning;ensure that qualitative research activities complement other study components;develop rigorous qualitative research protocols and instrumentation;implement qualitative study protocols with fidelity;provide quality assurance (QA) monitoring, supervision, and training;critically analyze qualitative data;and prepare summary journal submissions, reports, and conference presentations. The Core maintains a master database of CAIR studies that have utilized qualitative methods;a resource file of relevant methodological articles;and a qualitative computer workstation. Core Scientists actively participate in CAIR conferences, research seminars, and training programs. The Core also provides technical assistance to other academic departments, community-based organizations, and public health departments.

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Uusk├╝la, Anneli; Des Jarlais, Don C; Raag, Mait et al. (2015) Combined prevention for persons who inject drugs in the HIV epidemic in a transitional country: the case of Tallinn, Estonia. AIDS Care 27:105-11
Glasman, Laura R; Skinner, Donald; Bogart, Laura M et al. (2015) Do Assessments of HIV Risk Behaviors Change Behaviors and Prevention Intervention Efficacy? An Experimental Examination of the Influence of Type of Assessment and Risk Perceptions. Ann Behav Med 49:358-70
Mitchell, Jason W (2014) Between and within couple-level factors associated with gay male couples' investment in a sexual agreement. AIDS Behav 18:1454-65
Amirkhanian, Yuri A (2014) Social networks, sexual networks and HIV risk in men who have sex with men. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:81-92
Mitchell, Jason W (2014) Gay male couples' attitudes toward using couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing. Arch Sex Behav 43:161-71
Petroll, Andrew E; Phelps, Jenise K; Fletcher, Kathlyn E (2014) Implementation of an electronic medical record does not change delivery of preventive care for HIV-positive patients. Int J Med Inform 83:273-7
Mitchell, Jason W; Boyd, Carol; McCabe, Sean et al. (2014) A cause for concern: male couples' sexual agreements and their use of substances with sex. AIDS Behav 18:1401-11
Galletly, C; Lazzarini, Z; Sanders, C et al. (2014) Criminal HIV exposure laws: moving forward. AIDS Behav 18:1011-3
Dickson-Gomez, Julia; Owczarzak, Jill; St Lawrence, Janet et al. (2014) Beyond the ball: implications for HIV risk and prevention among the constructed families of African American men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav 18:2156-68
Mitchell, Jason W (2014) Aspects of gay male couples' sexual agreements vary by their relationship length. AIDS Care 26:1164-70

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