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GDI Resources for Doing Qualitative Research across Cultures

by Janet Mancini Billson, Director

Please feel free to download but to cite as shown.

1. Conducting Focus Group Research across Cultures: Consistency and Comparability

WeD Research Working Paper 27, Wellbeing in Developing Countries ESRC Research Group. University of Bath, England, December 2006

 

cross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus group

Hmong Women, Laos

 

2. Female Well-Being: Toward a Global Theory of Social Change

Zed Books, London, England, 2005/Palgrave, New York, 2006 (Now on Kindle!!)

cross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus group

Janet Billson (right) and co-author Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (second from right)

work with women on the Japan chapter for Female Well-Being

 

3. In Pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals:

Focus Groups in the Context of International Development

COPYRIGHTED DRAFT -- in Jan Fritz, ed., International Clinical Sociology, Springer, 2007.

 

cross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus group

Women in Penang, Malaysia

 

4. The Progressive Verification Method:

Toward A Feminist Methodology for Studying Women Cross-Culturally 

Women's Studies International Forum, 14, 3, 1991: 201-215.

cross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus group

Kanai ("Blood") Girl at Sundance, Alberta, Canada

 

5. Keepers of the Culture: The Power of Tradition in Women's Lives,

(focus groups on gender roles and power with seven cultural groups in Canada)

cross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus groupcross-cultural research, qualitative research, qualitative methods, focus group methods, focus group