Family worlds and qualitative family research: Emergence and prospects of whole-family methodology
Journal/Book: Marriage Fam Rev. 1996; 24: 10 Alice St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. Haworth Press Inc. 335-348.
Abstract: This article elaborates upon the importance of whole-family methodologies for family studies. Drawing upon Family Worlds, a seminal work in whole-family methodology, this essay shows by example and analysis the capacity of this approach to deepen and broaden understandings of diverse family experiences. Not only does whole-family methodology contribute to theory development, but it also has the capacity to help researchers construct the rich, complex, and sometimes fragmented experiences of ''post-modern'' families.
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Keyword(s): whole-family methodologies; symbolic interractionism; family interviewing; family process and interaction; Chicago School of Sociology