Li RM, McCardle P, Clark RL, Kinsella K, Berch D, eds. 2001. Diverse voices: The inclusion of language-minority populations in national studies—Challenges and opportunities. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 42 pp.
Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, on July 27-28, 2000, on the barriers to and the inclusion of language-minority populations in national studies. Participants included demographers, statisticians, sociologists, psychologists, linguists, anthropologists, experts in emerging computerized translation technologies, representatives of major private survey organizations and translation agencies, opinion leaders, and representatives of federal agencies. Report sections include a description of language-minority populations; a review of challenges for including language-minority populations; sampling, measuring, and interviewing these populations; and technological innovation and linguistic logistics. The report also includes an executive summary, summary of barriers to inclusion and enabling inclusion, and references. The appendices include recent and current-practice examples, the workshop agenda, biographical sketches of presenters, and a list of workshop participants.
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Keywords: Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Language barriers, Limited English speakers, National Institutes of Health, National programs, Research design, Research methodology, Surveys, Translations