Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Author: Vern L. Bengtson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930655
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Author: Vern L. Bengtson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452279101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387857648
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Origins We call this book on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies a sourcebook because it details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. Thus, an appropriate way to preface this book is to talk first of its roots, its beginnings. In the mid 1980s there emerged in some quarters the sense that it was time for family studies to take stock of itself. A goal was thus set to write a book that, like Janus, would face both backward and forward a book that would give readers both a perspec tive on the past and a map for the future. There were precedents for such a project: The Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Harold Christensen and published in 1964; the two Contemporary Theories about theFamily volumes edited by Wesley Burr, Reuben Hill, F. Ivan Nye, and Ira Reiss, published in 1979; and the Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Marvin Sussman and Suzanne Steinmetz, then in production.

Family Theories

Author: James M. White
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332169X
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The Fourth Edition of James M. White, David M. Klein, and Todd F. Martin’s best-selling Family Theories: An Introduction offers a thorough and accessible approach to the most current perspectives in family theory. Rich in detail yet exceptionally concise, the text's analytical structure draws from such major theoretical frameworks as social exchange and choice, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminism, and ecology to explain variation in families. Thoroughly updated, this new edition helps readers connect theory to everyday life.

The Family Communication Sourcebook

Author: Lynn H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412909921
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.

Exploring Family Theories

Author: Bron B. Ingoldsby
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781931719179
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Integrating theory with research and applications, this work offers an introduction to family theories. Each chapter presents the history, scholarship, and critiques of each principal family theory. It contains a follow-up journal article that exemplifies how each theory is used to guide actual research.

Readings in Family Theory

Author: Thomas R. Chibucos
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412905701
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Readings in Family Theory is an anthology of classic and contemporary articles that provides a context for student learning by demonstrating how theory fits into the overall process of scientific research on families. The book provokes student interest in theory by providing examples of the scholarly application of family theory to compare how people use similar processes in everyday life. Using this contextual orientation, the selected readings examine nine prevalent theoretical perspectives from both family and human development sciences.

Family Therapy Sourcebook

Author: Fred P. Piercy
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572301511
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While there are many volumes that survey the burgeoning field of family therapy, FAMILY THERAPY SOURCEBOOK provides something different: a roadmap to both classic and state-of-the-art information on the foundational issues related to theory, research, and practice. More than a textbook or a summary of primary sources, this volume is a comprehensive guide to original source materials for the student or teacher of family therapy. Bringing together a wealth of information previously unavailable in a single volume, the book covers the traditional family therapies and more. In each chapter, the authors present a selective annotated bibliography, define key concepts, highlight current research issues, and propose creative teaching strategies. By including helpful assignments and experiential activities for educators, the authors share their own valuable expertise gained from years of teaching.

Groups at Work

Author: Marlene E. Turner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317779185
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This book has two purposes. First, it is fundamentally about groups at work, both as they attempt to accomplish their goals and as they operate in organizational settings. Second, it draws together group researchers from social psychological and organizational studies. Each chapter focuses on a central issue regarding groups as they work and examines that issue by drawing from both social psychological and organizational research. Thus, this book centers on the convergence and divergence of these two fields.

Methods of Family Research

Author: Theodore N. Greenstein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916776
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This text introduces social science research methods to those who consume research in the study of families and children. It deals with research methods from the perspective of the consumer of research, rather than the producer.