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Abstract

Researchers may not feel equipped to conduct qualitative research with ethnic minority communities in England because they may lack of culturally sensitive research skills. The aim of this paper is to explore how researchers might integrate culturally sensitive research skills into their work. This paper draws on our own experiences of conducting research with African Caribbean communities in England, and from workshops we facilitated with researchers and community representatives. The purpose of the workshops was to establish the most pertinent issues in conducting research with ethnic minority communities in England. We gathered data from the participants and created themes based on the discussions: establishing the need for an inclusive approach to research, issues around recruitment, respecting cultural norms, and dealing with disclosure.

Keywords

Research Methods, Researching Ethnicities, Cultural Awareness, and Qualitative Research

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the NHS Executive who funded our research via a National Primary Care Award and the Smith and Nephew Foundation via a Nursing Research Fellowship. Most importantly we would like to thank the African Caribbean populations who have generously participated in our studies.

Publication Date

12-1-2005

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