Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO
Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Mixed Methods Research
Dr. Lieber’s professional career focuses on developing and implementing strategies and solutions for effectively and efficiently conducting integrated (mixed methods) research. Initially trained as a quantitative psychologist specializing in social-cognitive development and measurement, his post-doctoral training and subsequent work have included teaming with colleagues from a wide range of social science disciplines. The results of this experience—expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods—have proven ideal for his present focus on integrated methods and research design. In particular, he has earned a sterling reputation for developing creative strategies to maximize the use of technology in social science research—his contributions to the development of Dedoose being one primary outcome.
Dr. Lieber’s research interests center on socio-cultural impacts on disease transmission and prevention, Asian and Asian immigrant family experiences, literacy development, children with Type 1 diabetes and their families, social cognitive development, parenting, the general adaptation of families to the challenges of immigration in a modernizing world, and the use of technology in qualitative and mixed methods research. He received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge (1988) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1996). He currently holds the position of Associate Research Psychologist and Co-Director of the Fieldwork and Qualitative Data Research Laboratory, Semel Institute, UCLA. Never one accused of being lazy, beyond work you’ll find Action Man Eli fixing things around the house, cycling, playing, coaching, or refereeing soccer, serving as board of trustees member for Vistamar School, skiing, or cooking (and eating) with his lovely family and friends.