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Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation

Thanh Tran, Tam Nguyen, and Keith Chan


Given the demographic changes and the reality of cultural diversity in the United States and other parts of the world today, social work researchers are increasingly aware of the need to conduct cross-cultural research and evaluation, whether for hypothesis testing or for outcome evaluation. This book’s aims are twofold: to provide an overview of issues and techniques relevant to the development of cross-cultural measures and to provide readers with a step-by-step approach to the assessment of cross-cultural equivalence of measurement properties. There is no discussion of statistical theory an ... More

Keywords: cross-cultural research, cross-cultural measurements, cross-cultural instrument developments, cross-cultural equivalence, cross-cultural reliability and validity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190496470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thanh Tran, author
Professor, Boston College

Tam Nguyen, author
Assistant Professor, Boston College

Keith Chan, author
Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany