UCLA Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health, Fieldwork and Qualitative Data Research Laboratory

Weisner and Lieber direct the Center's Fieldwork and Qualitative Data Research Laboratory. The Lab offers training in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of qualitative and mixed methods (integrating qualitative and quantitative) research. We especially encourage the complementary use of various methods and help investigators integrate them in their work. Our work within the Lab and with others focuses on maximizing the benefits of various research methods and developing strategies for their integration in design, data analysis, and presentation.

Thomas S. Weisner, Ph.D. is Prof. of Anthropology, Departments of Psychiatry (NPI Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health) and Anthropology at UCLA.  His research and teaching interests are in culture and human development; medical, psychological and cultural studies of families and children at risk; mixed methods; and evidence-informed policy. He is a Senior Program Associate with the WT Grant Foundation.

Eli Lieber, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry (NPI Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health) at UCLA.  His research and teaching interests focus on the development and application of methodological strategies for integrated (mixed-methods) research in the social sciences. His topical interests include the adaptation of Asian and Asian immigrant families with children, health risk and disease prevention in China and US minority populations, and the adjustment of youth with Type 1 diabetes and their families.