Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications by Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Jaak Billiet, Bart Meuleman

By Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Jaak Billiet, Bart Meuleman

Intended to bridge the space among the most recent methodological advancements and cross-cultural examine, this interdisciplinary source offers the most recent innovations for examining cross-cultural information. ideas are proven by using functions that employ cross nationwide information units comparable to the most recent ecu Social Survey. With an emphasis at the generalized latent variable method, internationally–prominent researchers from quite a few fields clarify how the equipment paintings, tips on how to practice them, and the way they relate to different equipment offered within the e-book. Syntax and graphical and verbal motives of the innovations are incorporated. an internet site positive aspects a number of the info units and syntax instructions utilized in the ebook.

Applications from the behavioral and social sciences that use genuine data-sets demonstrate:

  • The use of samples from 17 nations 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 ecu countries.

The e-book is split into innovations for examining cross-cultural information in the generalized-latent-variable strategy: multiple-group confirmatory issue research and multiple-group structural equation modeling; multi-level research; latent category research; and item-response idea. on the grounds that researchers from quite a few disciplines frequently use diversified methodological techniques, a constant framework for describing and making use of each one process is used for you to move ‘methodological borders’ among disciplines. a few chapters describe the fundamental process and the way it pertains to different strategies provided within the ebook, others follow the strategies and tackle particular examine questions, and some mix the 2. A desk within the preface highlights for every bankruptcy: an outline of the contents, the statistical equipment used, the goal(s) of the research, and the information set employed.

This e-book is meant for researchers, practitioners, and complicated scholars drawn to cross-cultural study. as the functions span quite a few disciplines, the ebook will entice researchers and scholars in: psychology, political technological know-how, sociology, schooling, advertising and economics, geography, criminology, psychometrics, epidemiology, and public future health, in addition to these drawn to method. it's also acceptable for a sophisticated equipment direction in cross-cultural analysis.

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Cross-cultural differences in response styles are systematically related to various country characteristics. Acquiescence and extreme responding are more prevalent in countries with higher scores on Hofstede’s collectivism and power distance, and GLOBE’s uncertainty avoidance. Furthermore, extraversion (at the country level) is a positive predictor of acquiescence and extremity scoring. Finally, she found that English-language questionnaires tend to evoke less extremity scoring and that answering items in one’s native language is associated with more extremity scoring.

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Educational testing has been an important domain of application of item bias. Linn (1993), in a review of the findings, came to the sobering conclusion that no general findings have emerged about which item characteristics are associated with item bias; he argued that 16 • Fons J. R. van de Vijver item difficulty was the only characteristic that was more or less associated with bias. The item bias tradition has not led to widely accepted practices about item writing for multicultural assessment.

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