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Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Thanh V. Tran

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book provides an overview of issues and techniques relevant to the development of cross-cultural measures and provides a step-by-step approach to the assessment of cross-cultural equivalence of ... More


Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been considered a gold standard for health and social service research for generations of professionals. However, even as methods have developed to ... More


Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

John Kekes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book examines the indispensable role enjoyment plays in a good life. The key to it is the development of a style of life that combines an attitude and a manner of living and acting that jointly ... More


Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A research instrument is defined as a systematic and standardized tool for data collection. It includes all types of research questionnaires and standardized scales. There are three ways in ... More


Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Amanda Bittner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Campaign organizers and the media appear to agree that voters' perceptions of party leaders have an important impact in elections: considerable effort is made to ensure that leaders look good, speak ... More


Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Donna Harrington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Measures that are reliable, valid, and can be used across diverse populations are vital to social work research, but the development of new measures is an expensive and time-consuming process. An ... More


Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents a series of chapters devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as ... More


Quasi-Experimental Research Designs

Bruce A. Thyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387384
eISBN:
9780199932085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387384.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Quasi-experimental research designs are the most widely used research approach employed to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This new volume describes the logic, design, and ... More


Other Issues

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the information that should be included when presenting CFA results, including model specification, input data, model estimation, model evaluation, and substantive conclusions. ... More


Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Dominic McIver Lopes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Pictures are vehicles for seeing-in—they enable us to see scenes in marked surfaces. However, seeing-in takes several forms. In some cases, the scene is seen together with the marked surface, and, in ... More


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