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Interracial Communication (2ND 08 - Old Edition)by Tina M. Harris
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How the measurement was done. Whether the scales were grouped into factors and what format was used (e.g. Likert) for the scaling of the questions.Development: What process was used to develop the scales including pre-testing, split sample approaches, exploratory factor analysis or other methods?Sample: What data were collected to demonstrate reliability and validity? Who received the surveys (e.g. managers, nurses, students)? What was the sample size and the response rate? What measures were taken to reach non-respondents and to test for possible response bias?Reliability and Validity: The measures used to test for reliability of the scale (e.g. Cronbach Alpha or split halves methods). The tests used for convergent and discriminant validity. Was unidimensionality demonstrated, if so how?Scores: The factor loadings and standard errors together with other scoring information obtained. Other Evidence: Any other evidence related to the measurement reliability and validity of the scale.References: Citations for the references used in the summary.
Book News Annotation:
Orbe (Western Michigan U.) and Harris (U. of Georgia) present an undergraduate-level textbook on the contributions of communication theory and research to improving everyday communication among the races. The second edition incorporates knowledge gained by the authors through their own teaching and use of the textbook since its initial publication in 2001. The text has been updated throughout, including revised statistics, research studies, and contemporary examples; additional author and student reflections on how race is salient in their everyday lives; new discussion on a variety of topics, including migration/immigration and post-September 11 tensions, Whiteness and White privilege; and a new chapter on interracial conflict. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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