Description: This book identifies many aspects of using multicultural research to assess information in different domains. It covers the areas of ethics, design, administration, and data generalization in a highly interesting and convincing manner.
Purpose: Demonstrating the many ways in which cross-cultural research can be conducted, the book highlights several issues with data collection, analysis, and the interpretation of findings.
Audience: The audience includes graduate level students, and possibly those with advanced statistical and research design knowledge. The book would appeal to students and professionals in medical healthcare, education, and public health.
Features: The chapters illustrate the complexity of doing this type of research and the precautions one needs to take. They focus on field research and the challenges of gathering data and interpreting it. The chapters are from a wide range of domains, but focus on the design and statistical quality of research. The examples that are used to illustrate a point are the best things about the chapters. The concluding remarks are optimistic and point to a broad path of new steps and challenges in the field.
Assessment: This is a brief review of some research and can be used as a supplement in a research and design course. It provides useful, up-to-date information and highlights the need to keep up with tracking relevant issues in domains that are changing rapidly.