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Step 10 - Data processing and evidence

Data processing and evidence

Cultural competence in:

Cultural competence in data processing and analysis

Judicious use of levels of evidence

Cross-cultural research is invariably is not randomised, controlled, a trial, a cohort study, or case controlled (not Level I, II, or III evidence) and is based on expert knowledge and experience (Levels IV and V evidence). One oft-cited weakness of transcultural research in health concerns the allegedly poor levels of evidence. Against this, critics such as Sinclar ( 2004) argue that Evidence Based Medicine has become a ritualised form of truth.