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The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.
Chapter 5: Research Methods Related to Understanding Multicultural Concepts
Research Methods Related to Understanding Multicultural Concepts
With the increasing globalization and the aftermath of September 11th, social scientists in the United States have begun to pay more attention to the impact of multiculturalism on what they study and how they study the phenomena in question. In this chapter, we seek to facilitate this movement by providing an overview to the key challenges in applying research methods to multicultural concepts and multicultural populations.
We begin with an overview of the conceptual issues underlying multicultural research followed by a review of measurement equivalence issues. Next we examine the special challenges involved in data collection, discuss significant cultural moderators, and end with a review of ...