Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Community-Centered Research with Asian Immigrants

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304427
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Community-Centered Research with Asian Immigrants
Author(s):
Kue, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Jennifer Kue, PhD, kue.2@osu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Community-centered research involves active participation of community members at all levels of the research process and, in turn, can enrich the quality of the study and produce more relevant results. At the same time, conducting community-centered research also has its unique challenges and opportunities. This presentation shares lessons learned during the process of planning and conducting qualitative research with Hmong immigrants. These lessons have the potential to provide guidance to researchers on methodological and practical issues related to conducting research with Asian immigrant populations.

Methods:  We conducted 17 key informant and 84 in-depth interviews with Hmong women and men living in Oregon, USA. Research team discussions, insights from our Hmong research team members, input from our Community Advisory Committee, and project documents were sources of information about the process of conducting research in this community. 

Results: Ethical challenges concerning several areas included building community partnerships and support; establishing and working with a community advisory committee; recruiting and training bi-lingual, bi-cultural staff from the community; using culturally appropriate materials and methods; obtaining informed consent; addressing language and literacy issues; obtaining accurate translations and transcriptions; and protecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality in a small, clan-based community. 

Conclusion:  We used multiple strategies to ensure this study was culturally appropriate. The lessons learned from our experiences can inform future research with Asian immigrant populations.

Keywords:
Asian immigrants; ethical challenges; methodological issues
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEthical and Methodological Challenges in Community-Centered Research with Asian Immigrantsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKue, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Kue, PhD, kue.2@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304427-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b> Community-centered research involves active participation of community members at all levels of the research process and, in turn, can enrich the quality of the study and produce more relevant results. At the same time, conducting community-centered research also has its unique challenges and opportunities. This presentation shares lessons learned during the process of planning and conducting qualitative research with Hmong immigrants. These lessons have the potential to provide guidance to researchers on methodological and practical issues related to conducting research with Asian immigrant populations. <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b> We conducted 17 key informant and 84 in-depth interviews with Hmong women and men living in Oregon, USA. Research team discussions, insights from our Hmong research team members, input from our Community Advisory Committee, and project documents were sources of information about the process of conducting research in this community.  <p><b><b>Results: </b> </b>Ethical challenges concerning several areas included building community partnerships and support; establishing and working with a community advisory committee; recruiting and training bi-lingual, bi-cultural staff from the community; using culturally appropriate materials and methods; obtaining informed consent; addressing language and literacy issues; obtaining accurate translations and transcriptions; and protecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality in a small, clan-based community.  <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b>  </b>We used multiple strategies to ensure this study was culturally appropriate. The lessons learned from our experiences can inform future research with Asian immigrant populations.en_GB
dc.subjectAsian immigrantsen_GB
dc.subjectethical challengesen_GB
dc.subjectmethodological issuesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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