Navigating Cross-Cultural Research in Qualitative Inquiry

Ramodungoane Tabane


Cross-cultural study requests that researchers should be alert of the makeup and the organisation of the research itself. The researchers should be mindful of their research interest and strive to maximise the data collected and analysed. The involvement of experts who are from the culture or indigenous group being studied enriches data and benefits research. It was important in this study to involve the community under study to form part of the research team and to learn from them about the ins and outs of their culture while trying to establish the phenomenon and focus of the study. It was further important for the researchers to demarcate their study and do away with their academic pre-established categories for organising and interpreting data but rather stay at a distance and learn from the culture under study.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n3p599

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