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Ecocultural Research: A Mental Health Researcher's Guide to the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture



Michelle Walsh, Rachel Smith, Alicia Morales, Lee Sechrest
This guide presents an ecocultural approach to cultural issues, taking into account the broad array of ecological and cultural variables that are likely needed to provide a causal explanation for difference in the provision of behavioral health services. It promotes a means of conceptualizing, measuring and interpreting ecocultural variables in a way that will advance the provision of more effective behavioral health services, and fosters the growth of research skills that can be used to further pursue an understanding of culturally relevant variables in applied mental health service settings.

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