Cross-cultural research can be defined as an attempt to compare the use of an intervention or a practice in one culture with a similar intervention [Page 436]or practice in another culture. It also provides a context for the comparative understanding of concepts such as intelligence and motivation across cultures. Cross-cultural research can allow researchers to explore individual differences and diversity issues at a deeper level. This entry discusses the types of research questions that can be answered through cross-cultural research and describes how this research is typically approached.
Cross-cultural research can identify practices that are unique as well as those that are similar across different countries and contexts. Such research can show how learning practices vary in schools and indicate what cultural aspects shape these differences. ...
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