Running Head: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Jason M. Hruby
University of Phoenix
August 9, 2008
Dr. Katia Araujo-Silvestre
Research methodology is an integrated framework used as the systematic study and comparative study of different approaches, conceptions of ideas or critique of individual methods. Scholarly literature often refers to a section covering the methodology of a study. It is the discipline of a series of processes, activities and tasks. Cross-cultural research is often interested in discovering general patterns of behavior and cultural tasks. It examines the scope of human behavior and is designed to test hypotheses about human behavior and culture.
Conducting culturally competent research is a challenge as the United States becomes increasingly multicultural. Researchers need to consider how culture, race, and ethnicity influence definitions of concepts, and methodological issues such as research designs, sampling, developing and translating instruments, ethical issues, recruiting research participants, supervising and training interviewers, and disseminating findings.
Variables and Definitions
Of the research variables presented for review, the following two variables were chosen to define and review regarding multicultural and traditional research: Sampling and observation were the variables chosen.
Sampling can be defined as the process of selecting a group or sample of subjects from the entire population for participation in a research study (Doordan, 1998).
Observation is defined as a collection of data through visual observation of people experiencing the phenomenon (Doordan, 1998). Research can be obtained to answer questions about phenomenon in which is experienced. Compare and Contrast
In multicultural psychology research, most studies in the field involve data collection from at least two cultural groups, but, some studies...