As we develop any research partnership, one of our biggest concerns is identifying questions and projects that advance learning both for us as researchers as well as the organizers working on the ground. We begin by asking, what are the questions that keep you up at night? What are the strategic questions at the forefront of your mind? From there, we work to build a framework of learning around the strategic questions they are asking themselves.
The P3 Lab employs a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. We use mixed-method observational research as well as field experiments to test causal identification. We also have a large-scale computational project going on that draws on NLP and network tools.
The type of methods we use or the scale of the project can range significantly. We often find that it works best to partner on a small scale project to build a relationship and for the P3 Lab to better understand your research before embarking on a long-term partnership.
To better understand what this iterative process has looked like in the past, take a look at this video from P3 Postdoc Elizabeth McKenna: