Heavy migration patterns, the globalization of markets, and increased cross-cultural communications have made cross-cultural research a necessity in the behavioral and social sciences. This type of research is a natural and inevitable extension for researchers whose earlier focus was on intracultural studies. In Methods and Data Analysis for Cross-Cultural Research, authors Fons Van de Vijver and Kwok Leung have developed a long-awaited guide for graduate students and professionals that presents cross-cultural methodology in a practical light. Covering all the major issues in the field, this volume's presentation of theory serves as a jumping board for the practical discussion of methods, design, and analysis that follows. The central focus is primarily on the design and analysis of quasi-experiments, which is the dominant framework for cross-cultural research. This volume presents an up-to-date overview of the most important tools of cross-cultural research and illustrates the most meaningful techniques in feature boxes, complete with sample data.
Professionals and students in the field of cross-cultural research will undoubtedly recognize that this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive practical guide on the market. Students and academics in the fields of clinical/counseling psychology, social work, research methods, sociology, ethnic studies, and social psychology will be grateful for this handy reference when conducting cross-cultural research.