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ERIC Number: EJ810594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Conducting Cross-Cultural Research: Controversy, Cautions, Concerns, and Considerations
Ford, Donna Y.; Moore, James L., III; Whiting, Gilman W.; Grantham, Tarek C.
Roeper Review, v30 n2 p82-92 Apr 2008
In this article, the authors share concerns and considerations for researchers conducting cross-cultural research in gifted education. They contend that researchers should be mindful of the need to consider their own humanness--their beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, values, paradigms--and the limitations of their humanness when working with research participants from racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds, especially those backgrounds that differ from their own. Furthermore, the authors assert that research is culture bound and that it is very difficult to conduct research where circumstances, demographics, and context can be ignored, minimized, negated, or in any way trivialized. Examples are presented of racially, culturally, and linguistically responsive researchers. (Contains 1 footnote, 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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