Cultural competence: a
consciousness, knowledge and skill to work effectively in
cross-cultural situations that is grounded in a self-aware
and political understanding of dynamics of power and oppression.
The term cultural competence is used and defined by a
variety of people, from anti-racist groups to government
social service providers. This definition reflects common
elements from several sources, but is not authoritative.
Interview survey: when
someone asks someone the questions in the survey and writes
down their responses
Individual survey: when the person
filling out the survey does it by themselves
Sample: group of people that are given
Population: the group of people that
your survey is targeting. While you won't ever be able to
survey everyone in the population you are looking at, you
choose a certain amount and that is your 'sample', the sample
then represents the larger 'population.' (1)
Participatory research: recognizes
that the people most affected by an issue are the experts.
"Participatory research draws upon this expertise by
engaging community members in the collective analysis of
social problems in an effort to understand and address them."
Probing: interview techniques to draw
out a response from someone without influencing their answers.
Probing techniques include pausing and repeating back what
someone has answered.