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ERIC Number: EJ1139178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Critical Methods in Longitudinal Research with Latino Immigrant Families
Díaz, Yethzèll; Denner, Jill; Ortiz, Eloy
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n2 p150-168 May 2017
We have an ethical and a scientific imperative to do research that reflects the views and learning experiences of historically marginalized groups. Most studies that use a critical methodological approach rely on qualitative data. This article describes how a critical approach to recruitment, data collection, and retention can help to ensure that quantitative research accurately reflects the experiences of Latino immigrant families. The authors draw on relevant literature and their recent longitudinal study with 300 Latina mothers and their children from a rural community that focused on parent-child relationships and the development of math interest and achievement. The article includes recommendations to researchers about effective strategies for the meaningful engagement of Latino immigrant families in survey research studies. The strategies are situated within the context of existing discourses of recruitment and retention, as well as the theoretical and cultural considerations that are necessary for culturally competent quantitative research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1248598