Rigor in cross-cultural nursing research.


Journal Article (Review)

With the increasing number of cross-cultural nursing studies, many scholars have suggested methods for conducting cross-cultural research. However, rigor in cross-cultural research has rarely been addressed. In this paper, five evaluation criteria for rigor in cross-cultural nursing research are proposed based on a review of the literature related to cross-cultural research published from 1965 to 2003. The proposed evaluation criteria include: (a) cultural relevance; (b) contextuality; (c) appropriateness; (d) mutual respect; and (e) flexibility. We advocate that these evaluation criteria be used to ensure rigor of cross-cultural nursing research, whether quantitative or qualitative work.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Page, R; Lin, L-C; Tsai, H-M; Cheng, C-Y

Published Date

  • November 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 891 - 899

PubMed ID

  • 15476762

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15476762

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-491X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7489

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.04.003


  • eng