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Conducting cross-cultural qualitative interviews with mainland Chinese participants during COVID: Lessons from the field

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jats:p The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a significant impact on researchers as the normal and expected difficulties of research are exacerbated as education and our way of life has drastically changed. This research note is a reflective narrative of the author’s experience transitioning from face-to-face to online interviews in light of social distancing and global travel restrictions. Through a descriptive analysis, this article details the numerous ethical, logistical, practical, and cultural issues the author confronted in preparation for qualitative cross-cultural online interview research through personal reflections, current events, and existing literature. The aim of this article is to highlight personal experience to better inform future research and encourage flexibility and reflexivity in research. It is hoped that this article can be of use to further develop cross-cultural qualitative methodology and expand upon the emerging field of literature surrounding videoconferencing qualitative research. </jats:p>

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44 Human Society

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Qualitative Research

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1468-7941
1741-3109

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22

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SAGE Publications
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Institute of International Education (U.S. Fulbright Student Research Scholarship)