Module 2. Use and Role of Theory

  • Sarah Birken, PhD; Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Bryan J. Weiner, PhD; University of Washington
  • Hector P. Rodriguez, MD, PhD; University of California, Berkeley
  • Karen Emmons, PhD; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Training Materials

View Presentation (PPTX, 8.5 MB)
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Module Summary

  • Overview and the importance of theory in ML research
  • Organizational theory
  • Team and group behavior theory
  • Individual behavior theory
  • Panel discussion: What makes theory valuable yet practical?

Reading Materials

Web Resource

MLI levels and domains of influence. NIMHD 2021. (PDF, 121 KB)

Self-reflection Questions

  • What are the key theories at all levels that are relevant to studying MLIs?
  • What are the key levels and theories applicable to your project?
  • How are these theories used (selected, combined, applied) in designing effective MLIs and in designing and conducting MLI research?
Last Updated: 17 Jan, 2024