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Building trust : doing research to understand ethnic communities

Author: Fumiko Hosokawa
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2010.
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This book studies five ethnic communities--South Asian Americans, African Americans, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, and Samoan Americans--to understand how their members feel about being studied by researchers. Focusing on trust-building as a necessary process in doing good community research, this book offers the reader culturally sensitive methods to approach interaction and interviewing members of each of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fumiko Hosokawa
ISBN: 9780739143490 0739143492 9780739143506 0739143506 9780739143513 0739143514
OCLC Number: 444871714
Description: viii, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Basic guidelines for doing fieldwork --
Supervision and the ethics of doing fieldwork --
The fieldwork experience --
Ethnic groups and communities --
The Vietnamese and other Southeast Asians --
African Americans --
Japanese Americans --
Mexican Americans --
Samoan Americans --
Building trust.
Responsibility: Fumiko Hosokawa.

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This book studies five ethnic communities--South Asian Americans, African Americans, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, and Samoan Americans--to understand how their members feel about being studied by researchers. Focusing on trust-building as a necessary process in doing good community research, this book offers the reader culturally sensitive methods to approach interaction and interviewing members of each of these unique, multifaceted ethnic communities.

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This unique book is designed to inform potential field researchers about the history of power and exploitation that characterizes many minority populations living in the US. Taking her 'back yard' as Read more...

 
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