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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147951
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Internet Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities in Nursing Research
Abstract:
Internet Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities in Nursing Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Im, Eun-Ok, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at Austin
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD; Wonshik Chee, PhD
BACKGROUND: Recruitment of ethnic minorities for Internet research is more complicated and difficult than that for traditional research because the Internet communication is non-face-to-face interactions and because the Internet populations tend to be a selected group of people. THEORETICAL BASIS/RATIONALE: By examining challenges to recruitment of ethnic minorities in this new research setting, many of the pitfalls of minority recruitment in future Internet research may be avoided. PURPOSE AND METHODS: Issues in the recruitment of ethnic minorities through the Internet are explored through an analysis of an Internet survey study among middle-aged women. Throughout the research process, research staff recorded recruitment issues as they arose and wrote memos that also suggested possible reasons. Weekly group discussions were conducted, and written records of these discussions were kept. The memos and records were reviewed and analyzed using the content analysis technique suggested by Weber. DISCUSSION: The idea categories/issues found through the analysis process include: (a) authenticity; (b) gate keepers; (c) flexibility; (d) response rate; and (e) selection bias. It was difficult to ensure the authenticity of the participants and to get help from the gate keepers due to the increasing number of spam mails. Flexibility in recruitment strategies was essential to recruit the targeted number of ethnic minorities. A very low response rate (3%) was found, and the participants tended to be highly educated, high-income, White women. CONCLUSIONS: For future Internet research, we suggest regular updates of knowledge and skills related to Internet interactions and technologies, usage of multiple recruitment sources, pluralistic recruitment approaches, and a quota sampling method.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternet Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities in Nursing Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147951-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Internet Recruitment of Ethnic Minorities in Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Im, Eun-Ok, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at Austin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD; Wonshik Chee, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BACKGROUND: Recruitment of ethnic minorities for Internet research is more complicated and difficult than that for traditional research because the Internet communication is non-face-to-face interactions and because the Internet populations tend to be a selected group of people. THEORETICAL BASIS/RATIONALE: By examining challenges to recruitment of ethnic minorities in this new research setting, many of the pitfalls of minority recruitment in future Internet research may be avoided. PURPOSE AND METHODS: Issues in the recruitment of ethnic minorities through the Internet are explored through an analysis of an Internet survey study among middle-aged women. Throughout the research process, research staff recorded recruitment issues as they arose and wrote memos that also suggested possible reasons. Weekly group discussions were conducted, and written records of these discussions were kept. The memos and records were reviewed and analyzed using the content analysis technique suggested by Weber. DISCUSSION: The idea categories/issues found through the analysis process include: (a) authenticity; (b) gate keepers; (c) flexibility; (d) response rate; and (e) selection bias. It was difficult to ensure the authenticity of the participants and to get help from the gate keepers due to the increasing number of spam mails. Flexibility in recruitment strategies was essential to recruit the targeted number of ethnic minorities. A very low response rate (3%) was found, and the participants tended to be highly educated, high-income, White women. CONCLUSIONS: For future Internet research, we suggest regular updates of knowledge and skills related to Internet interactions and technologies, usage of multiple recruitment sources, pluralistic recruitment approaches, and a quota sampling method.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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