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Research with Hispanic Populations

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ISBN-10: 0803937210

ISBN-13: 9780803937215

Edition: 1991

Authors: Gerardo Marin, Barbara Vanoss Mar�n

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"This well-written book can provide a very useful insight into the issues, problems, difficulties, and realities of conducting market and/or consumer research with Hispanic populations. I strongly recommend it as mandatory reading for researchers who have limited or no experience in research with Hispanic subjects in the U.S. and are interested in doing such studies. Furthermore, even experienced researchers in marketing or consumer behavior would find valuable content that would likely enhance their research activities. . . . This book is also timely. Because of the current interest in investigating the roles of culture and/or ethnicity in marketing strategies as well as consumption behaviors, the contribution of this book could be significant. . . The first of the six chapters in the book is labeled 'Hispanics: Who Are They?' and is a particularly valuable one, both in its content and in its references to helpful literature. . . . The second chapter, 'Issues in Identifying Hispanics,' covers three important topics. . . . Chapters 4 and 5 . . . are excellent contributions. . . . Just as important, if not more so, is Chapter 5, 'Translation of Data Collection Instruments.'. . . In my opinion, even fully bilingual researchers would benefit from the discussion and references available in this chapter. The difficulties of appropriate translation of research instruments cannot be overstated. The authors provide very good insight and suggestions on how to minimize problems. . . . This chapter on translation techniques would be of value to researchers considering cross-cultural research in more than one language. . . Research With Hispanic Populations is a well-done, concise, to-the-point, richly referenced book. I strongly recommend that marketing and consumer researchers in this area read it before beginning their next research project." --Journal of Marketing Research "The book represents a valuable first step in fulfilling the indicated need. . . . Research on Hispanics is important not only because of their increasing numbers but also to inform public policy and practice relevant to problems arising from low socioeconomic status and cultural margination. . . . The chapter on translations is succinct, knowledgeable, and appropriately qualified. . . . The book's recommendations . . . are well worth considering. They represent a first step in what, I hope, will become a continuing effort to improve the cultural sensitivity of the accumulating research on Hispanics." --Contemporary Psychology "This book provides an introduction to many basic concerns in the design of research on human populations. Most of the authors' suggestions seem as important for research with non-Hispanics as for research with Hispanics. The writing is clear, and the examples, mainly drawn from the authors' own research, are compelling. The level of presentation seems appropriate for introductory courses in sociology or cross-cultural psychology." --Journal of Official Statistics "Research With Hispanic Populations is an important resource. . . . Written by Gerardo Marn and Barbara VanOss Marn, two of the most experienced and respected researchers of Hispanic behavior, the text covers both basic and more specific information in working with Hispanics." --The COSSMHO Reporter "This volume is excellent. It is clear, the level of presentation is just right, it is interesting, well organized, accurate, and thoroughly covers the topic. I highly recommend it and will use it in my cross-cultural psychology class." --Harry Triandis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Now here's a useful tool that presents you with a wide variety of information aimed at helping you before you sit down to devise a new report, presentation, or strategy." --Minority Markets Alert "Research with Hispanic Populations is essential reading for anyone who studies diverse populations. Written in a clear and concise style, it is the best treatment of issues related to r
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Gerardo Marin, PhD, is a Professor of Latin American Studies and Psychology, is Associate Provost at the University of San Francisco, and is an APA Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from De Paul University. He has written more than 135 publications on topics that are relevant to Hispanics, including cultural norms and attitudes, risk behaviors, culturally appropriate methodology, and acculturation. He is the author of two widely used acculturation scales for Hispanics and was the editor of the recent Surgeon General's Report on Smoking regarding the four ethnic minority groups. In 1991, he coauthored the book Research With Hispanic Populations with Barbara VanOss Marin and is also the co-editor of Acculturation: Advances in Theory, Measurement, and Applied Research (2003) and Readings in Ethnic Psychology (1998).

Who are They?
Issues in Identifying Hispanics
Enhancing Research Participation
Development and Adaptation of Instruments
Translation of Data Collection Instruments
Potential Problems in Interpreting Data