Barriers Latino Face To Face Interviews

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Overview In recent years, the Latino population is one of the largest minority groups that keep growing in the United States. Based on the U.S. Census it is estimated that by 2050 Latinos will be one quarter of the U.S. population (U.S. Census, 2006). Moreover, Latinos are also the largest working poor class in the United States and are unable to “work themselves out of poverty” due to being underpaid by many employers (Furman et al., 2009, p. 4). Due to the increasing of Latinos, there is a concern regarding their mental health needs, where they are underutilizing services due to barriers they face when seeking mental health services (Kouyoumdjian et al., 2003). The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the barriers Latinos face when seeking mental …show more content…

Face-to-face interviews will be interview guide approach where there will be an outline of topics and issues that the interviewer will cover with the participant (Babbie &Rubin, 1993). Having an outline it allows the researcher to compare responses between participants and it reduces the interviewer biases (Babbie & Rubin, 1993). An outline is constructed where it will guide the researcher with the participant from one concern to another but in a conversational approach (Babbie & Rubin, 1993). Moreover, a study without any set structure the researcher and participant can get side tracked and not answer the questions needed for the study research. The length of the interview will be approximately thirty minutes, but there will be no time restriction. The information will be recorded similar to a focus group, with a recording device and notes occasionally. Before analyzing the data, the researcher will examine his or her “own thoughts and feelings” because it’s a crucial process in understanding the participants (Babbie & Rubin, 1993, p.

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