Table 4

Example of an Excel coding document used in the Minority Health Disparities Study*

Question 10. In your position, how do you feel research can be better utilised to help you be more effective in serving minority populations?
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Research-to-practice: (1) enhancing skills of public health workforce, (2) informing public health workforce and (3) informing the researchers.Incorporation of culture, questions and research appropriate for the population. One solution for one population does not work with another.We need: more evidence-based models, more focused research on what is effective, better cutting among data, getting people to use research, accessible research, making evidence-based concepts more firmly implanted in the programme.Enhancing skills of workforce, informing public workforce, informing the researchers, need more organisations to participate, gatekeepers bring back information, package into resources for organisations, tool kits, share information collaboratively, determine gaps, re-envision the paradigms applied to disparities, people do not know what evidence-based practice is, tailor presentations to different audiences, need applicable research, all need basic understanding of what research means, making time to read research.Make time to read, interpret research, address time, define solutions, quality improvement, marketing research, applicable research, better cutting among data, accessible research, communicate to policy makers, disconnect between what is important to researcher and others, people do not know R2P, modify presentation of research, feedback, operationalise, cultural sensitivity, proper sample sizes, collaborate with university, inadequate data, decisions traditionally based on trends/events, community data dashboard, drive to stay current, organisations participate, bring back information.
  • *Names listed are pseudonyms.