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Research and Methodology

The Research and Methodology Core of the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (the Center) develops new empirical knowledge through its portfolio of studies on services to homeless Veterans, patterns of health services, intervention practices, and program implementation.

The Center’s research activities are divided into three (3) categories, as listed and defined below:

  • Population-Based Research

    • Includes studies that provide assessments of the current scope of services and the gaps in services and resources available to Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness; and
    • Can also be characterized as cohort studies, which are largely about the life histories of segments of populations, and the individual people who constitute these segments.  Cohorts are groups of people who share a common characteristic or experience within a defined period.

  • Program-Specific Research

    • Health services research including analyses of patterns of resource utilization and access to and provision of services;
    • Practice research including characterization of homeless Veterans populations and determination of factors affecting outcomes of individual program initiatives;

  • Assessment Tools

    • Dissemination research to develop and validate methods for the delivery of evidence-based practice.

To learn more about the Center’s Research & Methodology Core activities, use the links below for each category:

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