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  1. Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    (2007)

    Winner of the 2006 The Descartes Prize for excellence in collaborative scientific research . With the expansion of the European Union and the development of supra-national governance worldwide, the volume of cross-national data and the importance of rigorous comparative analysis has g...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209458

    Methods: Sampling , Comparative research , Translation , Cross-national research , Quality criteria

  2. “The European Social Survey as a measurement model”

    Roger Jowell, Max Kaase, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    Found in: Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    (2007)

    The importance to social science of rigorous comparative research is incontestable. It helps to reveal not only intriguing differences between countries and cultures, but also aspects of one's own country and culture that would be difficult or impossible to detect fr...

    Methods: Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Translation , Cross-national research , Language

  3. “25 Comparing Justice and Crime across Cultures”

    Susanne Karstedt

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

    (2012)

    During the past decade comparative perspectives flourished in criminology to a hitherto unseen extent. Handbooks and textbooks on Transnational Crime and Justice (Reichel, 2005), on Crime: Local and Global (Muncie et al., 2010), Global Criminology and Crimi...

    Methods: Measurement , Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Comparison , Cross-national research , Cultural sensitivity , Survey , Cultural information

  4. “15. Comparative and Cross-National Designs”

    David de Vaus

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

    (2008)

    It can be argued that virtually all social research is comparative in that descriptions and explanations are derived from comparisons of groups, cases, periods or some other unit of analysis (Przeworski and Teune 1966). This chapter focuses on one type of comparative rese...

    Methods: Cross-national comparison , Case study , Cross-case analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases , Cross-national research , Survey

  5. “Chapter 12. International Assessments and Indicators: How Will Assessments and Performance Indicators Improve Educational Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society? ”

    Claudia V. Tamassia & Raymond J. Adams

    Found in: The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

    (2009)

    The prominent use of comparative data in educational decision making around the globe can be viewed as both reassuring and alarming—reassuring because technological and methodological advances have made it possible to use previously unobtainable comparative data to suppor...

    Methods: Policy-making , Policy evaluation , Policy analysis , Policy research , Cross-national comparison , Comparative research , Comparison , Cross-national research , Survey , Indicators

  6. Ch. 7: “Qualitative Comparative Practices: Dimensions, Cases and Strategies”

    Uwe Flick

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

    (2014)

    Qualitative comparative practices: Dimensions, cases and strategies Our reasoning is always guided by comparison, whether we intend it to be or not (Strauss and Quinn, 1997). Thus, scientific research is penetrated by comparison, even if in an implicit manner. Compari...
  7. Journal Article

    "When Less is More: Selection Problems in Large-N N "

    International Sociology (2005)

    In recent years, important debates over epistemological and methodological issues in comparative cross-national research have arisen. Proponents of a statistical perspective criticize the use of small- N comparison (Goldthorpe, 1997; King et al., 1994; Lieberson, ...

    Methods: Sampling , Cross-national comparison , Sampling bias , Bias , Cross-national research

  8. Journal Article

    "Comparing Response Rates from Web and Mail Surveys: A Meta-Analysis"

    Field Methods (2008)

    This study meta-analyzes thirty-nine study results published within last ten years that directly compared Web and mail survey modes. Although considerable variation exists across the studies, the authors' findings show that mail surveys have higher response rates tha...

    Methods: Comparative research , Bias , Survey , Online survey

  9. Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Benoît Rihoux & Charles C. Ragin

    (2009)

    Paves the way for an innovative approach to empirical scientific work through a strategy that integrates key strengths of both qualitative ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452226569

    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Comparative research , Comparison

  10. Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    (2009)

    Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, it is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412984690

    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Boolean logic

  11. Little Blue Book

    References and Select Bibliography, 3rd

    Harry F. Wolcott

    Found in: Writing Up Qualitative Research (3rd ed.), 3rd

    (2009)

    Boellstorff , Tom How to Get an Article Accepted at American Anthropologist (or Anywhere). American Anthropologist 2008 110 (3): 281–283. Caulley , Darrel N. ...
  12. “2: Empirical Findings on Quality and Comparability of Survey Data”

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen

    Found in: Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    (2012)

    This chapter reviews the empirical literature relevant to our focus on data quality and comparability. We start with a review of the findings on response quality, followed by an evaluation of previous approaches assessing such quality. We then turn our attention to the effe...

    Methods: Question formation , Quantitative data collection , Cross-national research , Questionnaires , Survey

  13. “8: Cognitive Competencies and Response Quality”

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen

    Found in: Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    (2012)

    Few publicly available data sets contain direct measures of cognitive competencies, skills or abilities. Yet cognitive skills constitute a major element in our theoretical approach to response quality — the quality of the data that is contingent on the attributes of the res...

    Methods: Measurement , Cross-national research , Questionnaires , Correlation , Survey , Eigenvalue

  14. “Chapter 19 Exploring Cross-Cultural Boundaries”

    Molly Andrews

    Found in: Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology

    (2007)

    Erika Apfelbaum (2001) writes that “the issue of communicating across cultural boundaries is a major challenge to the very foundations of our dominant theoretical frameworks” (p. 32). While Apfelbaum's focus is on cultural boundaries associated with articulating, and list...

    Methods: Cultural context , Cross-national research , Narrattive analysis , Cultural sensitivity , Narrative analysis , Cultural information , Narrative research

  15. “Chapter 20 Mo'ōlelo On Culturally Relevant Story Making from an Indigenous Perspective ”

    Maenette K. P. Benham

    Found in: Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology

    (2007)

    ‘A ‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho ‘okāhi. [One can learn from many sources.] The writing of this chapter recounts a journey that began in the laps of my nākūpuna (grandparents), has danced joyfully in the voices of teachers and mentors, and now rests, a...

    Methods: Cultural context , Cross-national research , Narrattive analysis , Cultural sensitivity , Cultural information , Narrative analysis , Narrative research

  16. “Improving the comparability of translations”

    Janet A. Harkness

    Found in: Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    (2007)

    When a survey is conducted in multiple languages, the quality of questionnaire translations is a key factor in determining the comparability of the data collected. Conversely, poor translations of survey instruments have been identified as frequent and potentiall...

    Methods: Translation , Comparison , Cross-national research , Language

  17. Encyclopedia Entry

    Intercultural Performance

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    Intercultural performance in general refers to performance/theater that consciously or intentionally incorporates elements of performing traditions from disparate cultures as an approach to artistic creation. Text, language, performing technique, and casting an...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n178

    Methods: Performance , Case study , Cross-national research , Cultural sensitivity , Drama

  18. “26 Different Survey Modes and International Comparisons”

    Yang-chih Fu & Yun-han Chu

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Public Opinion Research

    (2008)

    As more research projects rely on cross-national surveys to collect comparative data, researchers must be innovative and flexible when choosing the appropriate survey modes to fit local conditions. This complicates research designs and requires thoughtful plans and strate...

    Methods: Sampling , Qualitative data collection , Cross-national research , Questionnaires , Survey

  19. “10 Conceptualizing and Measuring Culture: Problems and Solutions”

    Louis Tay, Sang Eun Woo, Jennifer Klafehn & Chi-yue Chiu

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Measurement

    (2010)

    Recent advances in the cultural sciences have uncovered marked cultural differences in cognition, motivation, emotion, and behaviors (see Chiu and Hong, 2006, 2007). Meanwhile, these discoveries have prompted investigators to question some entrenched assumptions in the fi...

    Methods: Measurement , Theory , Modelling , Comparison , Cross-national research

  20. “11 International Comparisons of Educational Attainment: Purposes, Processes, and Problems”

    David Phillips

    Found in: The SAGE Handbook of Measurement

    (2010)

    This chapter will describe – in the context of some of the more important attempts at international studies of achievement – the problems and challenges that beset both large- and small-scale international surveys. Comparativists have been at the forefront of developments...

    Methods: Measurement , Knowledge , Comparison , Concepts & philosophies , Cross-national research

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