Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research

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ISBN: 978-1-4338-1149-4
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Culture has become one of the most important constructs in contemporary psychology, yet when behavioral and social scientists attempt to research ethnocultural communities, they typically rely on wholly quantitative methods, excluding the richness and vitality that numbers alone cannot convey.

This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies. Geared toward multiple audiences, Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research provides crucial background on the methodological concepts of qualitative approaches to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students being trained in qualitative methods. Yet it includes a wide range of detailed case examples on innovative qualitative approaches to attract researchers in the behavioral and social sciences.

Anyone involved in community-level ethnographic research or psychological intervention programs will benefit from this significant and timely work.

The chapters in Part I of this edited volume span an array of methodological issues in qualitative research, with particular attention to studies and interventions in ethnocultural communities that have been marginalized. Part II includes chapters that address specific qualitative research applications.

Authors from the United States and abroad provide examples of research dilemmas and recommendations for this and the next generation of qualitative researchers.

Table of Contents


Frederick T. L. Leong


Donna K. Nagata, Laura Kohn-Wood, and Lisa A. Suzuki

  1. Qualitative Research With Ethnocultural Populations: Addressing the Unique Challenges of Relationship, Role, and Context
    Donna K. Nagata, Lisa A. Suzuki, and Laura Kohn-Wood

I. Considerations in Conducting Qualitative Research With Ethnocultural Populations

  1. Interdisciplinarity in Qualitative Research With Ethnocultural Populations
    Lisa A. Suzuki and Cherubim Quizon
  2. Designing Community-Based Mixed Methods Research
    Manijeh Badiee, Sherry C. Wang, and John W. Creswell
  3. Ethics and Social Justice in Ethnocultural Qualitative Research
    Donna M. Mertens
  4. Novel Approaches to Qualitative Methods With Ethnocultural Populations
    Laura Kohn-Wood and Joshua Diem

II. Understanding Ethnocultural Populations From a Qualitative Perspective

  1. Recollections of Historical Injustice: A Qualitative Investigation of Emotions in Japanese American Incarceration Memories
    Donna K. Nagata, Wendy J. Y. Cheng, and Teresa U. Nguyen
  2. Researching Hyphenated Selves in Politically Contentious Contexts: Muslim and Arab Youth Growing Up in the United States and Israel
    Michelle Fine, Dalal Katisiaficas, Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz, Selcuk R. Sirin, Moran Yosef-Meitav, Abeer Farah, and Nora Zoabi
  3. Environmental Justice and the Well-Being of Poor Children of Color: Building Capacity in Head Start Parents Through Photovoice
    Michael Spencer, Laura Kohn-Wood, Rachael D. Dombrowski, Omari Keeles, and Daniel Birichi
  4. Decolonizing Psychological Inquiry in American Indian Communities: The Promise of Qualitative Methods
    Dennis C. Wendt and Joseph P. Gone
  5. Longitudinal Narrative Concerns of Newcomer Latino Youth
    Irina L. G. Todorova, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Sukhmani Singh
  6. Conducting Qualitative Research With a Black Immigrant Sample: Understanding Depression Among Haitian Immigrant Women
    Guerda Nicolas and Courtney L. Whitt
  7. Research on Religion and Spirituality: Stance; Authenticity; and Conceptual, Methodological, and Professional Concerns
    Muninder K. Ahluwalia and Jacqueline S. Mattis
  8. Using Qualitative Methods to Understand the Experiences of Female Korean Doctoral Students: Mining Gender and Racial Stereotypes
    Eunyoung Kim and Denise O'Neil Green
  9. Reflections on the Application of Qualitative Strategies in Ethnocultural Research
    Donna K. Nagata, Laura Kohn-Wood, and Lisa A. Suzuki


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Donna K. Nagata, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Nagata's research explores Asian American mental health, the psychosocial effects of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and intergenerational–family relations. Her publications on the incarceration, including Legacy of Injustice: Exploring the Cross-Generational Impact of the Japanese American Internment, draw upon both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has also conducted qualitative research on Asian American grandmothers.

Laura Kohn-Wood, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of Miami. Dr. Kohn-Wood's research program focuses on race, ethnicity, and culture in relation to the experience of psychological distress among diverse populations, with an emphasis on race-based protective factors and the promotion of positive coping and mental health among African Americans. She has conducted extensive community-based participatory action research projects with urban community and faith-based organizations.

Lisa A. Suzuki, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Dr. Suzuki's research interests focus on multicultural assessment and qualitative research methods. She is coeditor of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology, and the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment. She has done qualitative work with refugees and Holocaust survivors.