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ERIC Number: ED132451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-3
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Development of Research in Marriage Counseling.
Goodman, Elizabeth S.
This study traces the development of research in marriage counseling to discover whether generalizations concerning development in a scientific field also apply to research in marriage counseling. It is hypothesized that it is possible to identify development in a field along the lines of productivity of research, development of accretive studies, changes in research treatment, and changes in the boundary of the field. Based on these criteria, 161 papers were analyzed. Results indicate that there has been an increase in marriage counseling research which, however, has not been accompanied by increased scientific sophistication in terms of growth by accretion or by greater rigor in research treatment. The author feels these findings might be interpreted as being due to the immaturity of the field or to basic differences between this field and general science. (Author/MPJ)
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