Culture & Development Methodological Issues

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Methodological Issues FSHD 447A 1/29/09
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Objectives
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Studying Development Across  Cultures:  Two Key Questions How much of what one observes in one  culture can generally be seen in other  cultures?    Is what one has observed in one culture  restricted to the particular culture? Which perspective (“insider” or “outsider”)  provides the most accurate representation of  a particular cultural community?
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“Imposed Etic” Research Approach Cultural universalism:  assumes that descriptions or explanations of  human development hold in every culture “Imposed etic” research approach: Uncritical application of theory, assumptions,  and measure from one’s own culture to  another culture Researcher’s Perspective Phenomena studied from outsider perspective  (i.e., a non-member)  
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Imposed Etic Research  Approach
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 447 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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