qualitative research

Using Quantitative and Qualitative Research to Enhance Patient Focused Drug Development

Using Quantitative and Qualitative Research to Enhance Patient Focused Drug Development By Hannah Eccard FDA’s focus of incorporating the patient voice into the drug development process requires the life science industry to engage in new research strategies. Based on what we're seeing so far from the FDA, it appears that the agency [...]

Qualitative analysis informs all of Inspire’s research offerings: An Inspire Engage case study

Qualitative analysis informs all of Inspire’s research offerings: An Inspire Engage case study By Monica St. Claire "Where is the understanding we have lost in knowledge?” ~T. S. Eliot 1 Inspire’s research team approaches all its work by first becoming immersed in patients’ and caregivers’ “in-the-moment” sense-making. The tool they use, [...]

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making?

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making? By Richard Tsai In the past, if there was something wrong, most patients went to the doctor and did what their doctors told them to do. Now, the plethora of available online health information has transformed the dynamic between patients and [...]

Diversity Initiatives? Are They Worth It?

Diversity Initiatives? Are They Worth It? When I asked audience members at a panel discussion during the inaugural Clinical Leader Forum, held in Philadelphia on May 10-11, 2017, three questions about diversity in clinical trials, I got some surprising answers. The questions were: How many attendees come from organizations that value diversity? [...]