Eva van Vlimmeren


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Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg University

Phone:   +31 (0)13 466 2479 / 2544 (secretary)
E-mail:  Eva van Vlimmeren


The mapping of national cultures: Examining the robustness of measurements of cross-national cultural dimensions
Researchers often aggregate individual-level survey-data to measure national cultures. Whether these aggregated data adequately measure cultural differences needs to be researched. This research focuses on a set of related methodological issues. The first isse referes to item selection and scal construction and involves researching measurement equivalence and cultural variations in response bias. The second issue raises the question of who to select as raters of national cultures and how to identify them in a given dataset. Finally this research considers that full comparisons of all national cultures might be unfeasible and investigates whether regions of national cultures can be identified.

Financed by
NWO (Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research) 

Prof. dr. J.K. Vermunt (Tilburg University)
dr. G. Moors (Tilburg University)

1 January 2012 – 1 January 2017