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Cross-Cultural Research

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.

Resources for qualitative research:
http://www.qualitativeresearch.uga.edu/QualPage/index.html

Resources for community engaged scholarship:
http://www.sph.umich.edu/urc/
http://ncsue.msu.edu/eesw/default.aspx

Information on Kenneth Pike, linguist credited with coining the terms emic & etic:
http://www.sil.org/sil/history.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lee_Pike

Resources on drug use statistics in Latin America:
http://www.cicad.oas.org/en/

Resources for Education and Training in Research & Statistics:
http://www.isr.umich.edu/home/education/

Resources for measures to be used in epidemiological research:
https://www.phenx.org/

 

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