By Eldad Davidov,Peter Schmidt,Jaak Billiet,Bart Meuleman
Intended to bridge the distance among the most recent methodological advancements and cross-cultural examine, this interdisciplinary source offers the most recent recommendations for examining cross-cultural information. thoughts are proven by utilizing functions that employ cross nationwide facts units resembling the newest ecu Social Survey. With an emphasis at the generalized latent variable procedure, internationally–prominent researchers from numerous fields clarify how the tools paintings, tips on how to practice them, and the way they relate to different equipment awarded within the ebook. Syntax and graphical and verbal factors of the suggestions are incorporated. an internet site positive aspects a few of the info units and syntax instructions utilized in the e-book.
Applications from the behavioral and social sciences that use genuine data-sets demonstrate:
- The use of samples from 17 international locations to validate the resistance to alter scale throughout those nations
- How to check the cross-national invariance homes of social trust
- The interaction among social constitution, religiosity, values, and social attitudes
- A comparability of anti-immigrant attitudes and styles of non secular orientations throughout eu countries.
The publication is split into suggestions for interpreting cross-cultural facts in the generalized-latent-variable method: multiple-group confirmatory issue research and multiple-group structural equation modeling; multi-level research; latent category research; and item-response thought. considering the fact that researchers from quite a few disciplines usually use assorted methodological ways, a constant framework for describing and employing each one procedure is used so one can move ‘methodological borders’ among disciplines. a few chapters describe the elemental approach and the way it pertains to different ideas offered within the booklet, others observe the thoughts and handle particular examine questions, and some mix the 2. A desk within the preface highlights for every bankruptcy: an outline of the contents, the statistical tools used, the goal(s) of the research, and the information set employed.
This booklet is meant for researchers, practitioners, and complicated scholars attracted to cross-cultural examine. as the functions span quite a few disciplines, the e-book will entice researchers and scholars in: psychology, political technology, sociology, schooling, advertising and marketing and economics, geography, criminology, psychometrics, epidemiology, and public healthiness, in addition to these attracted to method. it's also applicable for a sophisticated tools direction in cross-cultural analysis.
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Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications (European Association of Methodology Series) by Eldad Davidov,Peter Schmidt,Jaak Billiet,Bart Meuleman