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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference

Ensuring an Equitable Representation of African Americans in Evaluation

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Ladel Lewis; Carolyn Sullins

All Authors for this paper: Ladel Lewis; Carolyn Sullins

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: African Americans have had many reasons to be wary of participating in research, including misinterpretation of results, lack of dissemination of results and abuse of participant rights. To encourage families from this group to participate, we must not only state but actively demonstrate that participants will be protected and respected at all stages of the research. Cultivating a positive rapport between potential respondents and researchers is essential in obtaining an adequate longitudinal sample and assuring the validity of the data. Our study shows how we have succeeded in minimizing these barriers and encouraging participation among African Americans.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM