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1st Edition

Health and Social Research in Multiethnic Societies

Edited By

James Y. Nazroo

ISBN 9780415393669
Published July 25, 2006 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents a ready source of information on the methodological issues facing research on ethnicity, which is highly relevant to a wide variety of health, economic and social issues in modern societies.

Straightforward in its approach and accessible to those who are not specialists in studies of ethnicity, Health and Social Research in Multiethnic Societies provides essential and clear guidance on appropriate methods. Topics covered include:

  • approaches to conceptualizing ethnicity and understanding the context of ethnicity in modern societies
  • ethical issues and the political context within which ethnicity research is conducted
  • engagement with researched communities, and with users more broadly
  • cultural competence in research
  • practical issues faced by both qualitative and quantitative research
  • use of secondary and administrative data sources for research.

Using a combination of critical analysis and case studies to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of particular approaches, this volume provides access to core issues relevant to research with ethnic minority groups. It is a vital resource for those carrying out, and using, what is a considerable body of research, including students, academics, researchers, and research commissioners.

Table of Contents

1. Theorising, defining and measuring ethnicity Professor James Nazroo and Saffron Karlsen

2. Demography of multicultural Britain Professor James Nazroo

3. Doing research – politics, policy and practice Professor James Nazroo and Professor Graham Scambler

4. Engaging communities and users Professor Mark Johnson

5. Meaning, measurement and cross-cultural validity Professor James Nazroo and Dr Sushrut Jadhav

6. Ethnic and language matching of researcher and research group during design, fieldwork and analysis Ini Grewal and Jane Ritchie

7. Culturally Competent Research: A model for its development Professor Irena Papadopoulos

8. Approaches to conducting qualitative research in multicultural populations Dr Karl Atkin and Dr Sangeeta Chattoo

9. Approaches to conducting population surveys in multiethnic populations Dr Madhavi Bajekal, Bob Erens and Sally McManus

10. Evaluation research, experimental designs and RCTs Professor Ann Oakley

11. Ethnic monitoring, using administrative data and secondary analysis Dr Peter Aspinal

12. Making research count Melba Wilson

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James Y. Nazroo is Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL. He is author of Ethnicity, Class and Health and joint editor of the journal Ethnicity and Health. Ethnic inequalities in health have been a major focus of his research. Central to this has been improving our understanding the links between ethnicity, racism, class and inequality.