Cross-Cultural Research

Cross-Cultural Research

by Jorge Delva, Paula Allen-Meares, Sandra L. Momper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195382501

ISBN-13: 9780195382501

Pub. Date: 04/29/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This pocket guide offers researchers a framework for conducting research in a culturally sensitive manner with individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. This unique framework focuses on a process, rather than a typology of behaviors, attitudes, values, and beliefs. All too frequently, cross-cultural research improperly attributes behaviors,

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This pocket guide offers researchers a framework for conducting research in a culturally sensitive manner with individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. This unique framework focuses on a process, rather than a typology of behaviors, attitudes, values, and beliefs. All too frequently, cross-cultural research improperly attributes behaviors, beliefs, and values entirely to culture, when a closer examination would reveal the shared influences of gender, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and racial and ethnic backgrounds that interact in complex ways. By encouraging practitioners to incorporate an intersectionality lens into their work, this pocket guide helps researchers reveal stories that are more than the sum of particular identities.

Sharing their extensive research experience with diverse populations around the world, the authors present a range of fluid and dynamic cross-cultural research practices that readers can easily adapt to their unique circumstances. At the intersection of culture and research methods, chapters illustrate the application of the model to three broad areas of inquiry: describing the nature of a problem; understanding the etiology of the problem; and evaluating the interventions designed to ameliorate the problem. Each area is illustrated with examples of research projects that incorporate multiple epistemologies and methodologies in order to better understand and respond to a population's needs.

This guide offers a complete roadmap for developing cross-cultural projects that truly engage communities, and will be a trusted resource for students and seasoned researchers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195382501
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Series:
Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3

2 Conducting Mixed-Methods Research: An Illustration With American Indians in the United States 15

3 Conducting Large-Scale Population-Based Survey Research 42

4 Conducting Longitudinal Studies 60

5 Use of Experimental Designs in Community Settings 89

6 Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research 112

7 Discussion 137

Glossary 143

Notes 147

References 149

Index 161

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