- Subject index
Providing readers with cutting-edge details on multicultural instrumentation, theories, and research in the social, behavioral, and health-related fields, this Handbook offers extensive coverage of empirically-supported multicultural measurement instruments that span a wide variety of subject areas such as ethnic and racial identity, racism, disability, and gender roles. Readers learn how to differentiate among and identify appropriate research tools for a particular project. This Handbook provides clinical practitioners with a useful starting point in their search for multicultural assessment devices they can use with diverse clients to inform clinical treatment.
Chapter 2: Testing, Measurement, and Culture
Testing, Measurement, and Culture
This chapter provides a brief overview of testing and psychometric measurement issues needed to evaluate the scores of many multicultural instruments we will be summarizing. Excellent and more detailed presentations of this topic can be found in other sources (e.g., Kline, 2005; Kurpius & Stafford, 2006; McIntire & Miller, 2007; Nunnally & Bernstein, 1994). We begin with basic statistical concepts such as scales of measurement, qualitative versus quantitative scales, measures of central tendency and variability, standardization, and norms. These statistical concepts are important to us at this juncture of the book because they provide a mathematical foundation for the measurement concepts we will cover and also because these concepts will be mentioned on occasion throughout the multicultural measurement ...