As I mentioned earlier the main research methods was interviews.

There were approximately 72 interviews ranginging from 1 to 4 hours in length. Each interview was taped, transcribed, and analyzed using commonly accepted themes of qualitative research. All participants either were or saw themselves as leaders of their communities, both for the Vietnamese and the mainstream. She also used census data, newspaper clipping and
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o Aguilar-San Juan, Karin. 2005. "Staying Vietnamese: Community and Place in Orange t County and Boston." City and Community 4:37-65 her d o Aguilar poses many scenarios where she tries to decipher the issues facing Vietnamese Americas in Orange County and in Boston as well as anywhere else similar issues would be present. Her thesis of the article is prove that theory of spatial assimilation in which immigrants try and become Americans opposed to where they are actually from. She argues and challenges that for the Vietnamese to "become American" they will have to "stay Vietnamese. To prove this she uses "place" as her main vehicle in describing life in those two areas of the US. cumants to further some of her findings. Another interesting way she found research was through her graduate Aguilar spent the better part of 10 years spending time in both California and Boston. She was never there for a extremely long periods of time, usually only enough to accomplish what goals she needed to obtain at the time. During those visits she interviewed 52 Englishspeaking Vietnamese and 20 non-Vietnamese people who were experts on the Vietnamese. They included universtity students, elected officials, social service workers, small business people, clergy, and community advocates. They were located through three main methods. The reputational, the snowball, and the quota method. The reputational is constructed by creating a list of potential people to talk to and is then pared down by those who you converse with. The other two are used as result of the reputational list gettng pared down to small. and undergraduate classes that she taught in both California and Massuchusetts. As far as limitations go I feel that simply interviewing a handful of "people with power" may skew some of the results as well as lead you assume things that may or may not be true due to your diminshed sample size.

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2.What is the primary research question or thesis of this article?

3.What are the characteristics of the population studied? How many people, ages, genders, race/ethnicity/nationality, professions, etc.? How were these people selected?

6.Critique this article, discuss method, findings, analysis, writing style, or other elements of the research project.

4.What research method(s) was employed by the researchers? Was this appropriate for the population and the research question? Were there limitations to this method?

I thought the author did a good job in establishing her criteria and seeking out those that were experts in what she needed. The only critique I have would have to be her neglect of the less fortunate immigrants. Granted I am not as informed on the Vietnamese as she but one can only guess that there are more than just chiefs, there should be a couple indians running around one of those places. Other then that and the undeniable repetitiveness of the article itself I think she verified and proved her visions of "place" in regards to immigrant communities.

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