Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education
The Institute for Organizational Excellence The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
South Asian immigrants form one of the largest immigrant groups in the United States. However, they remain understudied despite their large presence in the country. They are often lumped with other Asians or classified under the category "other" in national studies, which leads to a limited knowledge about this group. To address this methodological challenge, a representative multi-site sample of South Asian participants must be recruited to participate in research studies so their unique issues can be studied appropriately. This paper discusses best practices and culturally responsive ways of conducting ethical research with this unique population and delineates specific recruitment, sampling, and data collection approaches with South Asian immigrants. The authors, who are experts in conducting research within the South Asian diaspora add their experiences to enhance the discussion.
Agha, Erum and Rai, Abha. Notes From the Field: Culturally Adapted Research Methods for South Asian Participants. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 23, 1: 27-31, 2020. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Social Work: School of Social Work Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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