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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

CCRC in 2020: A Year in Review

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It was a year unlike any other. As 2020 comes to a close, we take a look back at the themes that animated our work, as well as some of our accomplishments.

Dual Enrollment as an Engine of Economic Mobility: A Q&A with Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger

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Ohio's Lorain County Community College has been a pioneer in dual enrollment for more than two decades. In this conversation, LCCC President Marcia Ballinger describes the evolution of the program and its role in growing talent and jobs in the community.

One Approach to Narrowing Equity Gaps in the Trajectories of Community College Students

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This blog post describes how colleges can take advantage of key opportunities to address racial/ethnic equity gaps by intervening early in students’ postsecondary careers.

Remote Data Collection: How CCRC Adapted Research Practices Amid the Pandemic

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The pandemic prohibits CCRCers from conducting site visits and in-person data collection, but that doesn't mean they've stopped gathering information. Here are some of the challenges and opportunities presented by remote research. 

Behind the Enrollment Numbers: How COVID Has Changed Students’ Plans for Community College

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Based on survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, this blog post examines how the pandemic is affecting households with community college students and sheds light on why community college enrollments are down.