Category Archives: Research/Data

  • Three Things Folks Get Wrong When They Research Communities of Color

    Posted on October 13, 2013 by AMoffettB in Research/Data.

    They assume that because they grew up in a community of color, they know how to research all communities of color.It’s a relatively common assumption that tends to go as follows: “I’m black, I’m interviewing black folks, I don’t need to worry about differences in language, culture or religion.”However that couldn’t be further from the […]

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  • What Does it Mean to do Culturally Competent Research?

    Posted on October 11, 2013 by AMoffettB in Research/Data.

    As I’m in the process of developing my research consulting business, one question I’m asked pretty consistently is “what does it mean to do culturally competent research?” Since I want to make sure that people understand what I’m talking about, I figured I’d use today’s post to spell it all out. 🙂 So a major […]

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  • Things to Remember When Researching in Communities of Color

    Posted on October 6, 2013 by AMoffettB in Research/Data.

    When I began my dissertation work in a public housing development in Chicago, one of the things I encountered was a general distrust of researchers from universities. The distrust was justified: since the 1980’s academics have been coming and going from public housing throughout Chicago with very little thought to way their presence impacted the […]

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