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Research with Diverse Groups: Research Designs and Multivariate Latent Modeling for Equivalence

Antoinette Y. Farmer and G. Lawrence Farmer


Social work researchers often conduct research with groups that are diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnic background, or age. Consequently, social work researchers must take great care to establish research-design equivalence at all phases of the research process (e.g., problem formulation, research design, sampling, measurement selection, data collection, and data analysis); otherwise, the results might reflect methodological flaws rather than true group differences and therefore lead to erroneous conclusions. This book introduces the methodological precautions that m ... More

Keywords: measurement equivalence, Multigroup Confirmatory Analysis, research-design equivalence, structural equivalence, diverse groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199914364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antoinette Y. Farmer, author
School of Social Work, Rutgers University

G. Lawrence Farmer, author
School of Social Service, Fordham University