Evaluating standards in cross-language research : a critique of Squires’ criteria.

CROOT, Elizabeth J., LEES, Janet and GRANT, Gordon (2011). Evaluating standards in cross-language research : a critique of Squires’ criteria. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 (8), 1002-1011.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.04.007
Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.04.007

Abstract

Innovative methods to conduct cross-language research continue to evolve. There is a need to evaluate the processes involved in cross-language research to assess the extent to which they are fit for purpose from an epistemological point of view, and the subsequent impact on quality of resultant findings. Debate continues about the application of evaluative criteria to qualitative research, not least because of the multiplicity of worldviews and perspectives associated with different qualitative research paradigms. In this article we use two of the authors studies to discuss how we assess whether methodologies underpinning cross-language research and the choice of methods used are ‘fit for purpose’. We use Squires’ (2009) 14 criteria to evaluate cross-language nursing and health sciences research based around conceptual equivalence, translator credentials, translator role/competence and study methods, and consider their value as an heuristic or a guide to encourage reflexivity and fuller accounting of the justifications for the approaches taken.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.04.007
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 09:53
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4951

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