Multisite Research Studies

Multisite research is a design or approach for examining an intervention in two or more geographically distinct sites. The method is well suited for prevention and evaluation studies, where a researcher is interested in the effects of a policy or program intervention that spans across multiple contexts. In some cases, the intervention is designed to be implemented in the same way at each site. In others, the intervention is intended to achieve similar outcomes across sites, but its implementation varies to fit the local context. In these scenarios, a researcher may be interested in comparing the relative effectiveness of variations in the intervention on similar outcome measures. This entry discusses the advantages to multisite research studies, as well as some challenges to conducting these studies.

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