By National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Committee on the Science of Research on Families, Steve Olson
Demographic adjustments, immigration, fiscal upheavals, and altering societal mores are developing new and changed constructions, techniques, and relationships in American households at the present time. As households endure quick swap, kin technology is on the breaking point of a brand new and interesting integration throughout equipment, disciplines, and epistemological views. the aim of The technology of analysis on households: A Workshop, held in Washington, DC, on July 13-14, 2010, used to be to envision the vast array of methodologies used to appreciate the influence of households on kid's well-being and improvement. It sought to discover person disciplinary contributions and the ways that diverse methodologies and disciplinary views might be mixed within the examine of households. towards an built-in technological know-how of analysis on households files the data provided within the workshop displays and discussions. The record explores the belief of family members examine as being either uncomplicated and utilized, providing possibilities for studying in addition to intervention. It discusses study as being most valuable whilst prepared round specific difficulties, resembling weight problems or harm prevention. towards an built-in technology of analysis on households deals a problem-oriented process which may advisor a broad-based study software that extends throughout funders, associations, and medical disciplines.--Publisher's description.
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A third way to think about choices among sources of family research data is to test their validity. Which measure has better predictive validity to behaviors or outcomes of interest? For example, when mothers’ and fathers’ reports on fathers’ parenting behaviors were compared, the fathers’ reports were slightly more strongly related to children’s cognitive skills (Hernandez and Coley, 2007). Moreover, a composite of fathers’ and mothers’ reports had the strongest predictive validity to children’s outcomes.
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By examining three different types of psychopathology and influences on it from varying disciplinary perspectives, this chapter points toward the benefits that can accrue by building bridges between disciplines.
Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report by National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Committee on the Science of Research on Families, Steve Olson