Assessing and Evaluating Multidisciplinary Translational Teams: A Mixed Methods Approach

Kevin C. Wooten, Robert M. Rose, Glenn V. Ostir, William J. Calhoun, Bill T. Ameredes, Allan R. Brasier

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A case report illustrates how multidisciplinary translational teams can be assessed using outcome, process, and developmental types of evaluation using a mixed-methods approach. Types of evaluation appropriate for teams are considered in relation to relevant research questions and assessment methods. Logic models are applied to scientific projects and team development to inform choices between methods within a mixed-methods design. Use of an expert panel is reviewed, culminating in consensus ratings of 11 multidisciplinary teams and a final evaluation within a team-type taxonomy. Based on team maturation and scientific progress, teams were designated as (a) early in development, (b) traditional, (c) process focused, or (d) exemplary. Lessons learned from data reduction, use of mixed methods, and use of expert panels are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-49
Number of pages17
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • logic models
  • mixed methods
  • process evaluation
  • team science
  • translational teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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