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GOMES, Lauren Beltrão et al. Cross-cultural research in developmental psychology: theoretical and methodological considerations. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.70, n.1, pp. 260-275. ISSN 1809-5267.

The culture and social contexts are important in the investigation of aspects related to human development. The objective was to present theoretical and methodological considerations, based on our experience related to a research carried out by Brazilian and Canadian researchers, on the procedures adopted in the scientific literature involving the Transcultural Psychology and Developmental Psychology, pointing challenges and possibilities of overcoming them. The importance of adequacy of research for different cultures was stressed and it is recommended be attentive to the following: definition of the research topic, choice of the measuring instrument, definition of the construct, instrument adaptation, training researchers and pilot study. Indication criteria of this nature aims to improve the systematization and description of cross-cultural studies in Developmental Psychology, in order to make possible to produce consistent and valid results.

Keywords : Cross-cultural comparison; Intercultural psychology; Cross-cultural psychology; Adaptation of instruments; Cross-cultural research.

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