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||Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications, Second Edition
Author: Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Jaak Billiet, Bart Meuleman
Description: Intended to bridge the gap between the latest methodological developments and cross-cultural research, this interdisciplinary resource presents the latest strategies for analyzing cross-cultural data. Techniques are demonstrated through the use of applications that employ cross-national data sets such as the latest European Social Survey. With an emphasis on the generalized latent variable approach, internationally prominent researchers from a variety of fields explain how the methods work, how to apply them, and how they relate to other methods presented in the book. Syntax and graphical and verbal explanations of the techniques are included.
Table of Content: Preface Peter Schmidt, Eldad Davidov, Jaak Billiet, and Bart Meuleman Section I: MGCFA and MGSEM Techniques 1. Capturing Bias in Structural Equation Modeling Fons J.R. van de Vijver 2. Evaluating Change in Social and Political Trust in Europe Nick Allum, Sanna Read, and Patrick Sturgis 3. Methodological Issues in Using Structural Equation Models for Testing Differential Item Functioning Jaehoon Lee, Todd D. Little, and Kristopher J. Preacher 4. Estimation and Comparison of Latent Means Across Cultures Holger Steinmetz 5. Biased Latent Variable Mean Comparisons due to Measurement Non-Invariance: A Simulation Study Alain de Beuckelaer and Gilbert Swinnen 6. Testing the Invariance of Values in the Benelux Countries with the European Social Survey: Accounting for Ordinality Eldad Davidov, Georg Datler, Peter Schmidt, and Shalom Schwartz 7. Religious Involvement: Its Relation to Values and Social Attitudes. A Simultaneous Test of Measurement and Structural Models Across European Countries Bart Meuleman and Jaak Billiet 8. Measurement Equivalence of the Dispositional Resistance to Change Scale Shaul Oreg et al. 9. Measurement Equivalence Testing 2.0 William M. van der Veld and Willem E. Saris Section II: Multilevel Analysis 10. Perceived Economic Threat and Anti-Immigration Attitudes: Effects of Immigrant Group Size and Economic Conditions Revisited Bart Meuleman 11. A Multilevel Regression Analysis on Work Ethic Hermann Dülmer 12. Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling for Cross-cultural Research: Exploring Resampling Methods to Overcome Small Sample Size Problems Remco Feskens and Joop Hox 13. Explaining Cross-National Measurement Inequivalence: A Bayesian Multilevel CFA with Random Loadings Bart Meuleman and Elmar Schlüter Section III: Latent Class Analysis (LCA) 14. Testing for Measurement Invariance with Latent Class Analysis Miloš Kankaraš, Guy Moors, and Jeroen K. Vermunt 15. A Multiple Group Latent Class Analysis of Religious Orientations in Europe Pascal Siegers 16. Testing for Invariance of Latent Classes: Group-as-Covariate Approach Maksim Rudnev Section IV: Item Response Theory 17. Using a Differential Item Functioning Approach to Investigate Measurement Invariance Rianne Janssen 18. Using the Mixed Rasch Model in the Comparative Analysis of Attitudes Markus Quandt 19. Random Item Effects Modeling for Cross-National Survey Data Jean-Paul Fox and A. Josine Verhagen Section V: New and Emerging Topics in Cross-Cultural Analysis 20. Exact and Bayesian Approximate Measurement Invariance Daniel Seddig and Heinz Leitgöb 21. Alignment Optimization: Estimation of the Most Trustworthy Means in Cross-Cultural Studies even in the Presence of Noninvariance Jan Cieciuch, Eldad Davidov, and Peter Schmidt 22. Sensitivity Analysis Daniel L. Oberski 23. How Should Immigrants Adapt to Their Country of Residence? A Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluate the International Applicability of a Question from the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) Michael Braun and Timothy P. Johnson