Qualitative methods in Asian American psychology: Part II

Lisa A. Suzuki, Donna K. Nagata

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Qualitative methods provide opportunities for researchers to capture the diverse experiences and perspectives of Asian Americans from a variety of historical and contemporary contexts, as they affect a complex array of intersecting identities. Part II of this special issue on qualitative research begins with two articles that explored aspects of ethnic socialization. The first study used interviews and a focus group to examine reactive and proactive ethnic-racial socialization practices of Asian American secondgeneration parents. The second study incorporating a mixed-methods design examined the interrelations between reports of parental ethnic-racial socialization, ethnic identity, affirmation/belonging to one's ethnic group, model minority pride and pressure, and model minority achievement orientation in a sample of South Asian Americans. The third study used a mixed-qualitative-methods design including an online survey and focus group methods. Consensual qualitative research-modified and thematic content analysis were used to explore experiences of racialized sexism/sexualized racism among Asian American women. The fourth study applying a phenomenological qualitative paradigm examined posttraumatic growth among a group of displaced Cambodian community leaders. The fifth study using a community-based participatory research framework illustrated the cultural adaptation of a parent training program. The final study applied a sequential explanatory mixed-methods design to understand Asian American social media use. Taken together, the content of this issue highlights a variety of qualitative methods that explore the diverse experiences of Asian Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAsian American Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Asian American
  • Mixed method
  • Qualitative
  • Research method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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