The conceptualization and operationalization of race and ethnicity by health services researchers.

  title={The conceptualization and operationalization of race and ethnicity by health services researchers.},
  author={Susan Moscou},
  journal={Nursing inquiry},
  volume={15 2},
  • S. Moscou
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Sociology
  • Nursing inquiry
Racial and ethnic variables are routinely used in health services research. [] Key Method Data were derived from interviews with 33 participants in academic health centers in differing geographic regions. Content analyses extracted manifest and latent meanings to construct categories depicting respondents' understandings of race and ethnicity in research. Race and ethnicity held several meanings but the subtext was often not clear because these terms were not operationalized. Measuring race and ethnicity…

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