Research and Learning
WorldBeing takes a transdisciplinary, collaborative, and multimethod approach to research. We partner across disciplines and integrate methodologies ranging from randomized controlled trials to action research to qualitative vignette studies to measurement development and validation…and we develop our own methods, too. The field of wellbeing research is so young–and yet so rich–and we’re excited to contribute to how the world does this research, and how to do it with rigor, creativity, and curiosity.
One thing is a constant, though: we believe that it is only possible to research and learn about wellbeing with locally-grounded, community-led thought partnership. We prioritize learning from context and lived experience; reciprocal sharing of ideas among communities and academics; and taking an action-oriented, social justice approach to all of our studies.
Our research has been published via peer reviewed publications, described at conferences, written about in books, and included in white papers. We are excited to share some of what we’ve learned so far about how to support wellbeing for youth and young women worldwide. We also can get pretty into the details about things like measurement, how to scale, and what works for whom and where. If you want to know more about what we’re learning so far, take a peek inside some of our papers, reports, and presentations below.