Evaluating Measurement Invariance with Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

Leslie R. Hawley, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, MAP Academy

Betty-Jean Usher-Tate

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Educational Psychology

Sara E. Gonzalez

Doctoral Student, Department of Educational Psychology
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2015-2016 Methodology Applications Series

Presentation 4

This presentation will provide participants with a better understanding of issues related to cross-cultural measurement. Throughout our discussion, we will highlight how to approach measurement invariance from a validity perspective. We will introduce participants to the theory behind building a validity argument and describe different sources of qualitative and quantitative evidence that can be collected to build an argument. A tutorial of the steps needed to test a scale for equivalence across cultural groups using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will also be provided.