ERIC Number: ED156985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Intensive Analysis and Discussion of Methodological Approaches to the Study of Parent-Child Relationships by Child Development and Family Researchers.
Brody, Gene H.; Endsley, Richard C.
The purposes of this paper are to examine more intensively than was attempted in the authors' first paper (not available through ERIC) a subset of the parent-child studies published in Child Development and Journal of Marriage and the Family for evidence of qualitative differences in the methodological approaches used in the two journals, and to draw some implications from these results and those presented in the first paper for the task of integrating the research of child and family investigators. Two time periods were selected for examination: 1959-1962 and 1974-1976. The first time period represents the "heyday" of parent-child relations research by child researchers. The second time period is representative of current research efforts by both professional groups, and provides a sufficient time lapse from the earlier period to reflect the emerging trends in the two journals. Each journal had 17 articles randomly selected during each of the time periods. Each article was subjected to seven analyses to determine the kind of statistical analysis done and the methodology used. Significant differences were found between the child and family researchers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (San Diego, California, October 12-15, 1977)