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Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Thanh V. Tran


This book provides an overview of issues and techniques relevant to the development of cross-cultural measures and provides a step-by-step approach to the assessment of cross-cultural equivalence of measurement properties. The readers are introduced to an overview of the definitions of culture and a brief discussion of cross-cultural anthropology, psychology, sociology, and political science and the influences of these fields on social work. The book describes the process of cross-cultural instrument development, from formulating the research aims to the assessments of cross-cultural measureme ... More

Keywords: cross-cultural social work, measurement equivalence, cross-cultural evaluation, applied cross-cultural research, cross-cultural validity, cultural comparability, global social work research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195325089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thanh V. Tran, author
Boston College School of Social Work

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