Chapter 2

Multicultural Issues Involving Research and Testing

  • Understand general research models

  • Connect research models to the White standard

  • Discuss relevance to ethnic minority populations, including internal and external validity

  • Discuss differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches to research

  • Understand issues of equivalence of measures

  • Apply research models to gender and elderly individuals

  • Understand differences among different research designs

  • Understand how measures of intelligence are culturally defined

  • Explore how context influences answers to intelligence tests

  • Examine alternatives to traditional ways of measuring intelligence

  • Relate issues of intelligence testing and research methodology to personality and diagnostic testing

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