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ERIC Number: EJ1257105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-822X
Completing Self-Administered Questionnaires: Hmong Older Adults and Their Family Helpers
Lor, Maichou; Schaeffer, Nora Cate; Brown, Roger L.; Bowers, Barbara J.
Field Methods, v32 n3 p253-273 Aug 2020
This study describes a method for collecting data from nonliterate, non-English-speaking populations. Our audio computer-assisted self-interview instrument with color-labeled response categories was designed for use with helper assistance. The study included 30 dyads of nonliterate older Hmong respondents and family helpers answering questions about health. Analysis of video recordings identified respondents' problems and helpers' strategies to address these problems. Seven dyads displayed the paradigmatic question-answer sequence for all items, while 23 departed from the paradigmatic sequence at least once. Reports and pauses were the most common signs of problems displayed by respondents. Paraphrasing questions or response categories and providing examples were the most common helper strategies. Future research could assess the impact of helpers' strategies on data quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: F31NR01596602