03 Theories & Methods of Family Research - part 1

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Theories & Methods of Family Research Part 1
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Definition of a Theory What is a theory? A theory is a set of ___________ or concepts, plus the __________ that are thought to exist among the concepts,
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Functions of theories? ______ information ____________ phenomenon Generate
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Theory - Parts _______ of study Set of _________ (testable)
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Terminology Interchangeable terms Theories Theoretical _________ Theoretical _________ Theoretical _________
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Family Theories What are the theories & perspectives used to organize & explain families?
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Structural-Functional Theory Sees the family as a
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Structural-Functional Theory Focus Relationship between family Contribution of family 3 Family functions
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Structural-Functional Theory Example:
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Structural-Functional Theory Strengths R______ Family Limitations _________ Biased towards Ignores
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Feminist Perspective Michael Johnson’s preferred definition of feminism
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Feminist Perspective Focus No one theory – themes
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Feminist Perspective Example
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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