A Community Listening Session to Share and Validate Qualitative Findings

Type: Published Report
Date: March 2023


A Community Listening Session to Share and Validate Qualitative Findings. Carolyn Fisher, PhD; Nithershini Narayanan, MPH; Nathaly Perez. March 2023.


The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst examined Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) utilization among dually-eligible people of color age 50 and older. The three components of this project were a) a literature review and quantitative data analysis, b) interviews with content experts and other stakeholders and c) focus groups with dually-enrolled Medicare-Medicaid enrollees from communities of color across four regions of the U.S.. The focus groups component was led by researchers from the Institute for Community Health (ICH). After researchers conducted the focus groups and analyzed the findings, they then performed member checking1 by conducting a listening session with the focus group participants. The objective of the listening session was to share back with the community and also to check for accuracy and resonance of the analysis with participants’ experience. Member checking, also known as participant or respondent validation, is a qualitative analysis validation technique.

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