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Introduction to Culturally Responsive Research Methods – COMING SOON

Conducting Qualitative Research that is Culturally Responsive and Antiracist

SAGE Publications, Coming Soon

Qualitative Research methods need to be taught through a culturally responsive research stance that challenges researchers to encounter themselves deeply even as they seek to research others.

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

Jawaharlal Nehru

A [hu]man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.


Own Your Walls: Portraiture and Researcher Reflexive Collage Self-Portraits

As part of an advanced doctoral research course, class members participated in an in-depth exploration of the methodology portraiture. In this article, the authors—course instructor and 10 students—represent themselves as researchers through collage portraits and written reflexive responses. A brief review of portraiture, collage in research, and researcher reflexivity, along with descriptions of relevant course experiences are presented. Images of the collage process and resulting portraits are highlighted. A collage portrait of a class emerges as issues of transparency in research, the role of the researcher and the use of art in research are explored.

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Researcher Reflexivity Self-Portrait by Kim Cadogan

Culturally Responsive Focus Group: Reframing the Research Experience to Focus on Participants

Focus groups are a frequently employed and valued method of data collection in the Social Sciences. This article specifically addresses maximizing the benefits of focus groups through the framework of culturally responsive research practice. Discussion of authors’ research projects which utilized focus groups are presented in order to illuminate the advantages of using culturally responsive focus groups (CRFGs) in data collection. Three types of focus groups are discussed: traditional focus groups, CRFGs, and naturally occurring CRFGs. Focus groups are a powerful qualitative research method which, especially when designed to be culturally responsive, facilitate collection of rich and authentic data. Culturally responsive research practice will enhance work with a wide range of populations but is particularly important when facilitating groups with persons who have been traditionally marginalized. Methodological and ethical concerns of CRFGs are discussed.

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