Studying Ethnic Minority and Economically Disadvantaged Populations Methodological Challenges and Best Practices

ISBN-10: 1433804743
ISBN-13: 9781433804748
Edition: 2010
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged populations have been historically underrepresented in social science research, and despite improvements in recent years, this trend continues today. Given the rapidly changing demographics of the United States, there is an acute need for more targeted research on these populations, which requires an understanding of diversity and a more nuanced understanding of human behavior and outcomes. Unfortunately, there is a relative dearth of information in standard research texts regarding the unique methodological challenges associated with conducting research with these populations. George P. Knight, Mark W. Roosa, and Adriana J. Uma a-Taylor have filled that gap with a book that identifies strategies for overcoming the obstacles social scientists routinely face in these situations. In this volume, the authors: Discuss strategies for resolving typical problems in sampling, recruitment and retention; Address ethical issues associated with researching these populations; Examine issues associated with measurement and the importance of measurement equivalence; Describe potential linguistic problems with translated measures and provide solutions to maintain the credibility of scientific inferences based on those measures, and; Present strategies for adapting previously published preventive interventions for use with ethnic minority and low-income populations. Throughout, the authors combine firsthand experience with a thorough and incisive understanding of the literature. The result is a vital, comprehensive resource that will be a great help for students and experienced researchers alike.

Preface
Introduction to Studying Ethnic Minority and Economically Disadvantaged Populations
Sampling, Recruiting, and Retaining Diverse Samples
Ethical Issues
Measurement and Measurement Equivalence Issues
Translation Processes Associated With Measurement in Linguistically Diverse Populations
Putting Research Into Action: Preventive Intervention Research
Epilogue
References
Index
About the Authors

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