Cross–Cultural Survey Methods

Cross–Cultural Survey Methods
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PRACTICAL METHODOLOGIES FOR CROSS–CULTURAL RESEARCH Since all research is in a sense comparative, it is sometimes argued that methods and requirements remain the same, no matter what country or nationality is involved. The editors of this volume contend that this philosophy is an oversimplification. Although comparative survey research builds on and benefits from best practices established in monocultural research, cross–cultural research requires methodologies which address the central issues of equivalence of measurement and comparability of findings. The literature dealing with these issues has tended to be piecemeal,scattered across disciplines, and focused on specific questionnaires and the needs of single disciplines. This book provides the first systematic, interdisciplinary and hands–on treatment of the issues of greatest saliency for comparative survey research within and across countries. Breaking new ground in its approach, Cross–Cultural Survey Methods describes...

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