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Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families:: Workshop Report
     

Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families:: Workshop Report

by Steve Olson (Editor), Committee on the Science of Research on Families, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council
 

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo rapid change, family science is at the brink of a new and exciting integration across methods, disciplines, and epistemological perspectives.

The purpose of The

Overview

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo rapid change, family science is at the brink of a new and exciting integration across methods, disciplines, and epistemological perspectives.

The purpose of The Science of Research on Families: A Workshop, held in Washington, DC, on July 13-14, 2010, was to examine the broad array of methodologies used to understand the impact of families on children's health and development. It sought to explore individual disciplinary contributions and the ways in which different methodologies and disciplinary perspectives could be combined in the study of families. Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families documents the information presented in the workshop presentations and discussions. The report explores the idea of family research as being both basic and applied, offering opportunities for learning as well as intervention. It discusses research as being most useful when organized around particular problems, such as obesity or injury prevention.

Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families offers a problem-oriented approach that can guide a broad-based research program that extends across funders, institutions, and scientific disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309186278
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
03/18/2011
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Suburban Washington, D.C.
Date of Birth:
September 5, 1956
Place of Birth:
San Diego, California
Education:
B.A. in Physics, Yale University, 1978

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