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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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.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: AM ** Embargo end date: 31-12-9999 ** From Elsevier via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for AM version of this article: This article is under embargo with an end date yet to be finalised. **Journal IDs: issn 00207489 **History: issue date 31-08-2011; accepted 17-04-2011
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.04.007
Page Range: 1002-1011
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 22:02
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27351

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