Conducting transcultural research: critical thinking in Thailand

Sheryl D Jenkins
Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society 2011, 22 (1): 83-7
Little has been written to help researchers prepare for the unique challenges of conducting transcultural research. The purpose of this article is to discuss issues that arose during the planning and execution of a transcultural study designed to compare critical thinking in Thailand and the United States. The challenges of identifying a research site, selecting participants, incorporating Thai research into the literature review, traveling and living in a foreign culture, overcoming cultural barriers to research, and strengthening internal validity and reliability are addressed.

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