Frequently used in the American Indian community, a Talking Circle is a method used by a group to discuss a topic in an egalitarian and non-confrontational manner. This article documents the development and implementation of a modified Talking Circle as a research tool to engage tribal leaders in an American Indian healthy eating project in North Carolina. The modified Talking Circle developed for this project was a culturally appropriate formative research approach which enabled researchers to garner support from seven tribes in North Carolina, as well as insights on developing planning and policy strategies to improve access to healthy eating within the participating tribes.
Published: July 2011
ID #: 66958
Journal: Fam Community Health
Authors: Fleischhacker S, Vu M, Ries A, McPhail A
Evidence for Validity of Five Secondary Data Sources for Enumerating Retail Food Outlets in Seven American Indian Communities in North CarolinaThis study compared the results of direct, on-site observations of a wide range of food outlets in multiple American Indian communities in North Carolina, without a list guiding the field observation, to several secondary data sources. Researchers identified 699 food outlets during primary on-site data collection. The match rate for primary and secondary data differed More