Transforming the Narrative on Latino Populations: When and How to Use Comparison Groups in Research

A critical topic in research involving Latino populations is whether, and when, to center research around the Latino experience (within-group designs) versus comparing Latinos’ experiences and outcomes to those of other racial and ethnic groups (between-group designs). In this webinar, Drs. Cynthia García Coll, William Lopez, and Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez share their expertise and insights on how comparison group research has evolved over time and considerations for implementing this research design, including the strengths and challenges of the two approaches.

The Center released a summary document that highlights key takeaways from the webinar. Read the summary here.


Dr. Cynthia García Coll, University of Puerto Rico
Dr. William Lopez, University of Michigan
Dr. Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, New York University

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