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Cultural Competency In Research
Quiz for CREC

Successful completion of this quiz is valid for three (3) continuing credits.

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1. How is culture defined by Betancourt?
      a.   The beliefs, customs, and arts of a particular society, group place of time
      b.   Culture is the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another
      c.   A pattern of learned beliefs, values, and behavior that are shared within a group
      d.   Culture is the sum of the learned behavior of a group of people that are generally considered to be the tradition of that people and are transmitted from generation to generation

2. Why is cultural competency in research important?
      a.   To understand the needs and perspectives of different groups
      b.   Community outreach and engagement
      c.   Contextualization of research knowledge
      d.   All of the above

3. The most important time to integrate cultural considerations is when choosing research questions and disseminating findings.
      a.   True
      b.   False

4. How does cultural competency go beyond cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity?
      a.   Having skills and being able to use them effectively in cross-cultural situations
      b.   It includes the possession of cultural knowledge and respect for different cultural perspectives
      c.   Awareness that institutional attitudes about research are the same for every culture
      d.   A & B

5. An incompetent research study can be described as:
      a.   Exploitation of vulnerable groups who would not benefit from participation
      b.   Invasion of privacy
      c.   Failure to maintain adequate confidentiality, etc.
      d.   All of the above

6. Which of the following does NOT describe culture?
      a.   It is beyond race and ethnicity
      b.   It is complex
      c.   It is static
      d.   Context is critical

7. Describe Edward T. Halls iceberg concept of culture:
      a.   Only 10% of culture is song, dance, food, dress, and holidays which are easily seen. 90% is deep culture and takes a deeper look to observe
      b.   Without good planning, you can easily have cultural collisions which can sink social ships
      c.   Cultures can be chipped away piece by piece but the underlying body will remain
      d.   A & C

8. Cultural competency in research includes the following:
      a.   It is an ongoing process
      b.   Requires commitment and motivation on the part of the researcher
      c.   The ability to work effectively with others of different cultural backgrounds
      d.   All of the above

9. True or False: Cultural competency starts with awareness.
      a.   True
      b.   False

10. What are some of the consequences of NOT including cultural considerations into the research process?
      a.   Decrease risk of imposing beliefs, values and pattern of behavior upon other cultures
      b.   Tokenism and Stereotyping
      c.   Increased objectivity and scientific accuracy
      d.   A & B