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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163253
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Methodological Considerations for Cross-Language Qualitative Research
Author(s):
Squires, Allison P.
Author Details:
Allison P. Squires, MSN, RN, Doctoral Student, Yale University Health Policy & Administration, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: allison.squires@yale.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the methodological considerations for conducting cross-language qualitative research. Theoretical Framework: This paper describes a new kind of validity for qualitative research: Linguistic validity. Linguistic validity ensures that the qualitative researcher has sufficiently and systematically accounted for language differences between subjects and researchers in order to present an accurate interpretation of the data when a language barrier is present. Failure to do so poses a threat to the validity of the translation of the qualitative data from the source language to the translated language. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The research contained two parts: An integrative literature review and a pilot test of three cross-language interviews with Mexican nurses in Oaxaca, Mexico. The integrative review of nursing and social science qualitative research literature, which specifically focused on health or health care, was conducted to evaluate how authors addressed language barriers between researchers and subjects. It also reviewed literature on translators qualifications and language competence. The pilot study was used to test some of the methods used by authors in the various studies in the literature. Results: The integrative review revealed that cross-language qualitative research on health care subjects is not common in either nursing or the social sciences. The methods used by researchers conducting cross-language research were completely inconsistent, especially in the use of translators. The pilot test highlighted challenges with the conduct of interviews and translation of the data which were not described in the published research. Conclusions and Implications: The lack of methodological consistency during the conduct of cross-language research has implications for the global expansion of nursing research, research aimed at reducing health disparities, and poses a threat to the linguistic validity of the research. Strategies to ensure methodological consistency and linguistic validity in cross-language qualitative research will be described.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMethodological Considerations for Cross-Language Qualitative Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSquires, Allison P.en_US
dc.author.detailsAllison P. Squires, MSN, RN, Doctoral Student, Yale University Health Policy & Administration, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: allison.squires@yale.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163253-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the methodological considerations for conducting cross-language qualitative research. Theoretical Framework: This paper describes a new kind of validity for qualitative research: Linguistic validity. Linguistic validity ensures that the qualitative researcher has sufficiently and systematically accounted for language differences between subjects and researchers in order to present an accurate interpretation of the data when a language barrier is present. Failure to do so poses a threat to the validity of the translation of the qualitative data from the source language to the translated language. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): The research contained two parts: An integrative literature review and a pilot test of three cross-language interviews with Mexican nurses in Oaxaca, Mexico. The integrative review of nursing and social science qualitative research literature, which specifically focused on health or health care, was conducted to evaluate how authors addressed language barriers between researchers and subjects. It also reviewed literature on translators qualifications and language competence. The pilot study was used to test some of the methods used by authors in the various studies in the literature. Results: The integrative review revealed that cross-language qualitative research on health care subjects is not common in either nursing or the social sciences. The methods used by researchers conducting cross-language research were completely inconsistent, especially in the use of translators. The pilot test highlighted challenges with the conduct of interviews and translation of the data which were not described in the published research. Conclusions and Implications: The lack of methodological consistency during the conduct of cross-language research has implications for the global expansion of nursing research, research aimed at reducing health disparities, and poses a threat to the linguistic validity of the research. Strategies to ensure methodological consistency and linguistic validity in cross-language qualitative research will be described.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:08Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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