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Choosing Non-mainstream Research Topics

Junior researchers interested in studying minority populations should also conduct "mainstream" research, suggests Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Eco-Developmental Theory

Guillermo J. Prado describes how the interaction of multiple systems affects acculturation of immigrants.

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Taking an Outsider Stance

Matching the culture of participants and researchers is not always to best way to get good data, says Hirokazu Yoshikawa

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Designing Culturally Valid Research

Stephen M. Quintana incorporates the issue of cultural validity into all stages of research process, from conceptual design to analysis and interpretation.


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The Question of Researcher Ethnicity

Researchers, regardless of ethnicity, have an obligation to explain to minority participants why their work is legitimate, states Christopher L. Edwards.

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Why Are You Studying This Population?

Exploring the role of racism in your own life is important for researchers who work in non-majority communities, states Darrell P. Wheeler.

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Don't Just Reaffirm Your Own Beliefs

Robert Sellers gives his views about the 'researcher-as-outsider' dilemma in studies on ethnic and racial diversity.