Human Interaction Utilizing A Comparative Frame Work

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Quantitative research often attempts to measure attributes of human interaction utilizing a comparative frame work. According to Shiraev & Levy (2010), “[a] solid cross-cultural study should address all basic requirements applied to an empirical study in general psychology” (p. 32). The major steps as identified by Shiraev and Levy (2010), include nine steps structured to lay the foundation for an exploratory study designed to examine the significance and meaning of cross-cultural variances and likenesses. Step 1: Describe a Problem The cross-cultural study, “Implicit theories of Creativity Across Cultures”, researchers Paletz and Peng (2008), seek to establish whether novelty and appropriateness both hold equal amounts of validity when measure across cultural dimensions. Furthermore, the primary purpose of the study revolves around outlining and investigating the cultural differences in the formulation of notions related to creativity in Japan, China and the United States. In sync with the basic requirements of an empirical study, Peletz and Peng (2008) commence with a description of a problem and a specific issue related to conception of creativity. As Step 1 of Shiraev & Levy (2010) multistep Approach to Cross-Cultural Research Design dictates, the article clearly presents and defines a problem as the ability to ascertain, “whether both novelty and appropriateness are equally valid dimensions across cultures” (Peletz & Peng, 2008, p. 286). In addition, researchers,

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