Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

2012 Edition
| Editors: Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research

  • Patrick J M Murphy
  • Irin Rachel Allen
  • Mo-Kyung Sin
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5659-0_7

Immigrants have particular health needs and concerns that may not be framed well in the context of the culture from which they left, nor in their new surroundings. The way in which research is conducted with immigrant cultures impacts how effectively the broader community can address significant healthcare needs. The analysis and interpretation of immigrant health research affects our understanding of how to best optimize health for all groups within a population. This chapter highlights some of the most notable methods and methodological issues arising from conducting immigrant health research. Particular attention is given to describing and comparing specific research approaches that have been successfully used in researching issues related to immigrant health.

Special Considerations for Conducting Immigrant Health Research

Role of Language Translation and Cross-Cultural Boundaries

One complicating factor that has the potential to arise while conducting research with immigrant...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick J M Murphy
    • 1
  • Irin Rachel Allen
    • 1
  • Mo-Kyung Sin
    • 1
  1. 1.College of NursingSeattle UniversitySeattleUSA