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 distance among the most recent methodological advancements and cross-cultural study, this interdisciplinary source offers the most recent ideas for reading cross-cultural info. innovations are validated by using functions that employ cross nationwide facts units resembling the newest ecu Social Survey. With an emphasis at the generalized latent variable process, internationally–prominent researchers from various fields clarify how the tools paintings, tips on how to observe them, and the way they relate to different equipment provided within the e-book. Syntax and graphical and verbal causes of the recommendations are incorporated. an internet site beneficial properties a few of the information units and syntax instructions utilized in the publication.

Applications from the behavioral and social sciences that use actual 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 houses 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 publication is split into thoughts for studying cross-cultural facts in the generalized-latent-variable method: multiple-group confirmatory issue research and multiple-group structural equation modeling; multi-level research; latent classification research; and item-response idea. on account that researchers from a variety of disciplines frequently use assorted methodological techniques, a constant framework for describing and using each one process is used which will pass ‘methodological borders’ among disciplines. a few chapters describe the elemental procedure and the way it pertains to different concepts offered within the publication, others follow the recommendations and tackle particular study 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 knowledge set employed.

This e-book is meant for researchers, practitioners, and complex scholars drawn to cross-cultural examine. as the purposes span quite a few disciplines, the e-book will entice researchers and scholars in: psychology, political technology, sociology, schooling, advertising and economics, geography, criminology, psychometrics, epidemiology, and public wellbeing and fitness, in addition to these drawn to technique. it's also applicable for a complicated equipment direction in cross-cultural analysis.

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