Complementary Approaches to Individual Differences Using Paired Comparisons and Multidimensional Scaling

Applications to Multicultural Counseling Competence

Maria Darcy, Debbiesiu Lee, Terence J G Tracey

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Abstract

Multicultural research has traditionally involved normative methodology and definitions of individual differences. To further our understanding of multicultural concerns, the authors urge researchers to broaden the repertoire of methods used in these inquiries. First, the authors highlight the differences among normative, idiographic, and idiothetic approaches. Then, the authors introduce the use of paired comparison methods and multidimensional scaling techniques for use within these approaches. Last, examples of research using idiographic and idiothetic approaches with multicultural counseling competence as the focus are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-150
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Matched-Pair Analysis
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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