Monocultural studies are focused on one or several culturally similar communities, countries, or geographical regions grouped by ethnicity, race, religion, or language. These studies may strive to provide a description of these communities by presenting their ecology, economy, and history as a background for understanding their cultural models and the psychological functioning of their members. They may also attempt to understand and explain behaviors, cognitions, and other experiences of people in these communities in order to interact and do business with them, to educate their members, to implement health interventions, to help with cultural changes and transitions, and many other applied goals. A wide range of research purposes from descriptive and exploratory to interpretative and explanatory may be implemented within this type of studies.