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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

New Insights for Guided Pathways Reforms From Research on Community College Student Momentum

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Recent research is helping to identify the academic behaviors and college practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields and providing new insights for the growing number of community colleges implementing guided pathways reforms, write Davis Jenkins and John Fink.

Turning Research Into Action

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Melinda Karp, a former assistant director of CCRC, writes about how colleges can turn research into institution-specific reforms through a detailed planning process that determines what reform strategies might work and how they will play out day to day.

College Advising Reform at Fresno State: The Road to More Meaningful Advising

College Advising Reform at Fresno State: The Road to More Meaningful Advising

In this Q&A, Ashley Fagundes, an advisor at California State University, Fresno, describes the college's work to reform advising using technology and how it has changed the student experience.

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield describe findings from their just-released CCRC working paper, The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers, which examines the interactions of licenses and degrees.

Summer Pell Is Back—and Research Shows It Boosts Enrollment, Credits Earned, Completion

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In a recent brief for the National Summer Learning Association, Vivian Liu explains her research on the impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on students enrolling in summer courses, earning credits and completing college.