Measurement in Cross-Cultural Research
Similarly to other approaches of analyses, there are no universal or gold standard in cross-cultural research, especially in cross-cultural instrument development and construction. Both descriptive statistical approaches and LISREL multisample confirmatory factor analyses are demonstrated and illustrated in this book to provide the necessary tools to conduct further analyses in cross-cultural validity and reliability of research instruments. All social work practice and research are culturally based because we are living in a time of rapid globalization of business and human migration. The undesirable consequences of using nonequivalent research instruments in cross-cultural social work practice and research outweigh the cost of instrument development. Wrong screening instruments or biased diagnostic procedures lead to false implementation of treatments, and false treatments can harm clients socially, psychologically, and financially.
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