evidence and practice
Transcription, analysis, interpretation and translation in cross-cultural research
Nirmala Arunasalam Lecturer, University of Plymouth, England
Background A study was conducted with Malaysian nurses who had studied on an Australian or UK transnational higher education post-registration top-up nursing degree programmes taught by ‘flying faculty’.
Aim To reflect on the transcription, analysis, interpretation and translation of data in this cross-cultural study.
Discussion The findings of this study show how these nurses developed personally and professionally despite challenges, which enabled them to attain a western degree.
Conclusion Some important aspects of cross-cultural research need to be considered when conducting studies and presenting their findings, as cultural values continue to affect society.
Implications for practice The discussion provided will assist novice researchers, nurse research and clinical practice and reviewers of scientific articles when conducting cross-cultural research.
Nurse Researcher. doi: 10.7748/nr.2019.e1605Peer review
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Arunasalam N (2019) Transcription, analysis, interpretation and translation in cross-cultural research. Nurse Researcher. doi: 10.7748/nr.2019.e1605
Published online: 25 April 2019
communication - continuing professional development - course evaluation - culture - cultural competence - diversity - education - educational methods - ethnography - language - methodology - multiculturalism - phenomenology - post-registration education - qualitative research - research - research methods - universities