This book is an introduction to issues involved in undertaking research with Hispanics in America. By compiling the experiences of researchers who have conducted studies with Hispanics, the authors aim to enable future investigators to overcome the methodological limitations of previous research. The authors indicate problem areas where more culturally appropriate research is needed, eg. in prejudice, discrimination, institutional racism, low educational achievement, high mortality and unemployment. This text may by of interest to students, academics and researchers in ethnic studies, anthropology, sociology, research methodology and education.
Gerardo Marin, PhD, is a Professor of Latin American Studies and Psychology, is Associate Provost at the University of San Francisco, and is an APA Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from De Paul University. He has written more than 135 publications on topics that are relevant to Hispanics, including cultural norms and attitudes, risk behaviors, culturally appropriate methodology, and acculturation. He is the author of two widely used acculturation scales for Hispanics and was the editor of the recent Surgeon General's Report on Smoking regarding the four ethnic minority groups. In 1991, he coauthored the book Research With Hispanic Populations with Barbara VanOss Marin and is also the co-editor of Acculturation: Advances in Theory, Measurement, and Applied Research (2003) and Readings in Ethnic Psychology (1998).