HDFS 120 Ch2 - CHAPTER 2 WAYS OF STUDYING AND EXPLAINING...

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CHAPTER 2 – WAYS OF STUDYING AND EXPLAINING MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES I. THEORY AND RESEARCH: AN OVERVIEW II. KEY THEORIES A. Structural Functionalism B. Conflict C. Symbolic Interactionism D. Social Exchange E. Developmental Family Life Cycle F. Microstructuralism G. Social Constructionist H. Feminist III. RESEARCH PROCEDURES AND METHODS A. Quantitative 1. Survey B. Qualitative 1. Intensive, in-depth interviews 2. Observation 3. Case Studies 4. Ethnography IV. FILM: NUMBER OUR DAYS A. Take notes based on study questions B. Discuss research methods used in film WHAT IS A THEORY? Explanation of phenomenon we observe THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE Explanation from a particular point of view STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM THE THEORY: Family as a system of interrelated parts with key functions BASIC ASSUMPTIONS STRENGTHS LIMITATIONS
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CONFLICT THEORY THE THEORY: Conflict as a natural part of human interaction BASIC ASSUMPTIONS *Inequality *Competition **Differential benefits *Traditional roles = gender inequality
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HDFS 120 taught by Professor Jarrett during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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HDFS 120 Ch2 - CHAPTER 2 WAYS OF STUDYING AND EXPLAINING...

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