Cross Cultural Psychology lecture 2

Cross Cultural Psychology lecture 2 - Cross Cultural...

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Cross Cultural Psychology Methodological Issues
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Two Broad Approaches Qualitative Research Natural Setting Non-research climate Usual daily activities observed and recorded One type – psychobiographical research: follow small number of individuals for long period (longitudinal). Develop personal profile Good starting point to get feel for a research domain Aligned with relativism perspective
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Method 2: Quantitative More systematic More intrusive – not naturalistic setting with behaviors simply occuring naturally Controlled observations, questionnaires, surveys, or experimentation where researcher controls the situation, presents information and solicits specific responses Better as followup to qualitative to try to pin down behaviors to specific, well defined situations Associated with the Absolutism and Universalism Approaches
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Should consider using both approaches or combining them Laboratory research (away from natural environment) may have limited generalizability Experimental research can be done in natural environment with possible greater generalization Qualitative useful for determining how a particular culture operates in a domain. May be important to gather this sort of data first and then use to devise more systematic quantitative research
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Special Issues in Cross-Cultural Research Theoretical orientation Relativism Emic approach In research on a culture, use the categories of that culture as the basis for the research Therefore study only one culture based on its own unique way of life Makes cross-cultural studies difficult or impossible Why? Comparing apples to oranges?? Universalism
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