Cross-cultural research is now an undeniable part of mainstream
psychology and has had a major impact on conceptual models of human
behavior. Although it is true that the basic principles of social
psychological methodology and data analysis are applicable to
cross-cultural research, there are a number of issues that are distinct
to it, including managing incongruities of language and quantifying
cultural response sets in the use of scales. Cross-Cultural Research
Methods in Psychology provides state-of-the-art knowledge about the
methodological problems that need to be addressed if a researcher is to
conduct valid and reliable cross-cultural research. It also offers
practical advice and examples of solutions to those problems and is a
must-read for any student of culture.
1. Introduction to the methodological issues associated with
cross-cultural research David Matsumoto and Fons J. R. van de Vijver;
Part I. Conceptual Issues and Design: 2. Equivalence and bias: a review
of concepts, models, and data analytic procedures Fons J. R. van de
Vijver and Kwok Leung; 3. Translating and adapting tests for
cross-cultural assessments Ronald K. Hambleton and April L. Zenisky; 4.
Making scientific sense of cultural differences in psychological
outcomes: unpackaging the magnum mysterium Michael H. Bond and Fons J.
R. van de Vijver; 5. Sampling: the selection of cases for culturally
comparative psychological research Klaus Boehnke, Petra Lietz, Margrit
Schreier and Adalbert Wilhelm; 6. Survey response styles across cultures
Timothy P. Johnson, Sharon Shavitt and Allyson L. Holbrook; Part II.
Data Analysis and Interpretation: 7. Methods for investigating
structural equivalence Ronald Fischer and Johnny R. J. Fontaine; 8.
Evaluating test and survey items for bias across languages and cultures
Stephen G. Sireci; 9. Effect sizes in cross-cultural research David
Matsumoto, John J. Kim, Robert J. Grissom and Dale L. Dinnel; 10.
Data-analytic approaches for investigating isomorphism between the
individual-level and the cultural-level internal structure Johnny R. J.
Fontaine and Ronald Fischer; 11. Multilevel modeling and cross-cultural
research John B. Nezlek; 12. Cross-cultural meta-analysis Dianne A. van