Table 2

Research methods of TCD

Phase 1
Formation (2014–2019)
Phase 2
Action (2019–2030)
Phase 3
Diffusion (2022–2032)
Level A:
evaluating specific projects
Qualitative methods
Interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observations, photo voice, video logs
Quantitative methods
Surveys, participant registration
Level B:
researching cross-cutting topics
Topic 1. Community and social capital
Qualitative: interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observation
Quantitative: survey
Topic 2. Education, employment and entrepreneurship
Qualitative: interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observation
Topic 3. Health, food and physical literacy
Qualitative: interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observation, photo voice
Topic 4. Health economy and social investments
Qualitative: interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders
Quantitative: register-based analyses and survey
Research questions for level C:
researching methods and approaches
Qualitative
Community mapping, interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observation
Quantitative
Register-based analyses and survey
Qualitative methods
Interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders, participant observations
Quantitative methods
Surveys, participant registration
Qualitative methods
Interviews and focus groups with residents, local agents and stakeholders
Comparative, meta-analyses based on compiled data from all levels and phases
  • TCD applies various research methods in each of the three phases (formation, action and diffusion) and according to different levels of operation (A, B and C).

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