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Researching Black Communities
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Experts from a range of disciplines offer practical advice for conducting social science research in racial and ethnic minority populations. Readers will learn how to choose appropriate methods—longitudinal studies, national surveys, quantitative analysis, personal interviews, and other qualitative approaches—and how best to employ them for research on specific demographic groups. The volume opens with a brief introduction to the difficulty of defining a population and designing a research program and then moves to illustrative examples drawn from the contributors’ own studies of Blacks in the United States, the Caribbean, and South Africa. Case studies cover research on the media, mental health, churches, work, marital relationships, education, and family roles.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Part I: Theoretical Issues: Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Gender, Class, and Intersectionality
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Studies of Black Populations
  2. pp. 3-30
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  1. 2. Researching “Black” Educational Experiences and Outcomes: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
  2. pp. 31-59
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  1. 3. Crowded Out? The Racial Composition of American Occupations
  2. pp. 60-78
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  1. Part II: Research with U.S. and International Populations Involving Children, Couples, and Women
  2. p. 95
  1. 5. Research with High-Risk African American Infants and Children: Insights from a Longitudinal Study
  2. pp. 97-113
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  1. 6. Studying Marital Relationships
  2. pp. 114-134
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  1. 7. Conducting Stress Research in Black Communities Abroad: Suggestions and Methodological Strategies for South African Studies
  2. pp. 135-148
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  1. 8. Methodological Considerations in the Study of Work and Occupations: The Case of Domestic Workers in New York City
  2. pp. 149-167
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  1. Part III: Strategies for Obtaining National Data with African Americans, Caribbean Blacks, and Black Churches
  2. p. 169
  1. 9. The National Survey of American Life: Innovations in Research with Ethnically Diverse Black Samples
  2. pp. 171-189
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  1. 11. Adjusting for and Predicting Nonresponse in a Panel Survey of African Americans
  2. pp. 207-219
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  1. 12. Research with Black Churches: Lessons Learned from the Black Church Family Project
  2. pp. 120-234
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  1. Part IV | Research Involving Structural Issues Focused on Families, the Mental Health System, and the Media
  2. p. 235
  1. 13. A Certain Kind of Vision: Revealing Structure, Process, and Meaning in African American Families
  2. pp. 237-253
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  1. 14. Methods for the Study of Mental Health in African American Populations
  2. pp. 254-269
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  1. 16. Regarding Black Audiences: Qualitative Approaches to Studying Black Media Consumption
  2. pp. 289-307
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 309-318
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 319-321
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