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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308194
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reflection on conducting historical research across cultures
Author(s):
Van Rensburg, Gisela H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Gisela H. Van Rensburg, DLittetPhil, MACur, BACur (Hons), BACur, vrensgh@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The purpose of the presentation is to explore the reflection of a novice historical researcher through auto-ethnographical principles. The study explored nursing literature by means of historical inquiry in order to identify the economic, social, political and cultural factors that influenced the development of black South African nurses in the period 1908 – 1994. Sharing the processes and challenges of conducting research across cultures could assist in preparing other researchers doing historical inquiry.

This presentation communicates reflections and conclusions made by the researcher whilst conducting a qualitative historical inquiry into the economic, social, political and cultural factors which influenced the development of black South African nurses in the period 1908-1994.  Historically rich data was obtained through an analysis using time-specific a priori codes. Based on the findings of the study it can be concluded that nurse educators need in-depth knowledge on the historical background of their multicultural student groups in order to understand the socio-political and cultural determinants of the learning environment.

Conducting historical research on a culture other than one’s own, involves processes and challenges that relate to biases, interpretations and understanding of an unknown context. By reflecting on the processes and challenges the lessons learnt could contribute to an interest in conducting historical research in order to understand students and their backgrounds better, resulting in an ability to create a cultural conducive learning environment.

Keywords:
cultural conducive learning environment; historical inquiry; auto-ethnography
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReflection on conducting historical research across culturesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Rensburg, Gisela H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsGisela H. Van Rensburg, DLittetPhil, MACur, BACur (Hons), BACur, vrensgh@unisa.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308194-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The purpose of the presentation is to explore the reflection of a novice historical researcher through auto-ethnographical principles. The study explored nursing literature by means of historical inquiry in order to identify the economic, social, political and cultural factors that influenced the development of black South African nurses in the period 1908 – 1994. Sharing the processes and challenges of conducting research across cultures could assist in preparing other researchers doing historical inquiry. <p align="left">This presentation communicates reflections and conclusions made by the researcher whilst conducting a qualitative historical inquiry into the economic, social, political and cultural factors which influenced the development of black South African nurses in the period 1908-1994.  Historically rich data was obtained through an analysis using time-specific <i>a priori </i>codes. Based on the findings of the study it can be concluded that nurse educators need in-depth knowledge on the historical background of their multicultural student groups in order to understand the socio-political and cultural determinants of the learning environment. <p>Conducting historical research on a culture other than one’s own, involves processes and challenges that relate to biases, interpretations and understanding of an unknown context. By reflecting on the processes and challenges the lessons learnt could contribute to an interest in conducting historical research in order to understand students and their backgrounds better, resulting in an ability to create a cultural conducive learning environment.en_GB
dc.subjectcultural conducive learning environmenten_GB
dc.subjecthistorical inquiryen_GB
dc.subjectauto-ethnographyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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