The use of culturally sensitive research approaches is of paramount importance in conducting community-engaged research with African American communities. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and use of culturally and community sensitive research methods in a study to understand social messages about pregnancy and childbearing among low-income urban African American adolescent girls. Key elements of this community accepted focused ethnography study are described, including study design, recruitment, data collection, and analysis techniques.
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This study was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (#1F31NR010182-01A1, Secor-Turner, PI). Address correspondence to Molly Secor-Turner, Ph.D., RN, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Adolescent Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, 5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org