Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cross-Cultural Research$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jorge Delva, Paula Allen-Meares, and Sandra L. Momper

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195382501

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382501.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 December 2019

Conducting Longitudinal Studies

Conducting Longitudinal Studies

Chapter:
(p.60) 4 Conducting Longitudinal Studies
Source:
Cross-Cultural Research
Author(s):

Jorge Delva

Paula Allen-Meares

Sandra L. Momper

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382501.003.0004

In this chapter we present two examples of longitudinal studies. Both studies utilize an etic–emic approach and both are underway in urban, cosmopolitan areas. In both studies the etic approach stems from the use of standardized, previously validated instruments and a design that called for a specific research protocol. We describe how the emic perspective was incorporated into the respective projects through a detailed discussion of how positive working partnerships were formed and maintained and the ways by which the questionnaires were constructed, pilot tested, and revised. We note that for both projects being culturally sensitive to the populations had more to do with our paying attention and being sensitive to language, gender, age, race and ethnicity, and poverty. In this chapter we also provide a brief conceptual discussion of data analytic considerations for longitudinal data.

Keywords:   cohort, longitudinal, alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug use, adolescents, parents, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ecological, neighborhoods, biomarkers, ecological factors, life course perspective, university–community collaboration, interdependence of observations, latent growth models

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .