Analytical Methods and Conceptual Framework
This chapter describes the analytical methods and conceptual framework for addressing the major research questions in this longitudinal study of Asian Pacific American students at the University of Michigan. The first section outlines the research questions that frame this study and the hypotheses that are generated from the research questions. The next section briefly describes the longitudinal dataset from which the constructs for this study were drawn and analyzed. The final two sections outline the conceptual framework and analytical methods of this study, including the constructs utilized to address the research questions and the quantitative analyses performed to examine those questions.