Given the crucial and significant value of research for psychology and its particular value for cross-cultural research, it is imperative that psychologists have an adequate understanding of various research methods and techniques. Such knowledge will help psychologists better assess research findings, conclusions, and claims, and such an ability can relate to psychologists' use and choice of best practices with clients in therapy, with coworkers in employment settings, and with family members and friends in our personal lives. Hence, the nature of this assessment is for you to develop your knowledge and skills in critically analyzing cross-cultural research. For this Module 4 Assessment, you critically analyze research related to cross-cultural research. As you consider your Module Assessment, please take the time to review the requirements for the Assessment as well as the time you will need for completion. Please plan your time accordingly throughout this module. To Prepare: In Week 3, you selected and submitted an article related to cross-cultural research that is published within the last 10 years from one of the following journals for Instructor approval: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Cross-Cultural Research International Perspectives in Psychology Ethos Use the approved article to complete this Module 4 Assessment Review the Learning Resources and the media program related to cross-cultural research and the critical analysis of such research and consider how a critical analysis is developed. Assignment (8 pages excluding title and reference pages): Part 1: Introduction (2 pages) In your Introduction to your critical analysis, including the following: Introduce the research you selected (title, authors) Describe the study (i.e., purpose of the study) Describe the problem addressed in the study as well as the research question Part 2: Methods and Design (2 pages) Describe the overall design of the study you selected Describe the type of methodology used (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method) Describe any ethical considerations within the study you selected. If none is mentioned, explain any potential ethical issues the researcher(s) might have needed to consider. Part 3: Culture within Research (4 pages) This portion of your assessment is your analysis of how the researchers incorporated culture into their research. Include the following: How did the researcher(s) incorporate the nature of culture within their study? Are there aspects of the study where researcher(s) could have better incorporated the influence of culture in the sample, methods, analyses, or conclusion, and how? If the researcher(s) were given an opportunity to improve on their research, what would you suggest? Be specific. How would your suggestion facilitate positive social change? Support your Module Assessment by citing all resources in APA format and style, including those in the Learning Resources.