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ERIC Number: EJ853023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Postmodern Influence in Family Therapy Research: Reflections of Graduate Students
Hertlein, Katherine M.; Lambert-Shute, Jennifer; Benson, Kristen
Qualitative Report, v9 n3 p538-561 Sep 2004
Postmodernism has influenced family therapy in significant ways, from clinical work to family therapy research. Little has been written, however, on how to conduct postmodern research in a manner reflecting marriage and family therapy inquiries. The present study seeks to investigate doctoral students understanding of postmodern family therapy research. Using collaborative language theory and collaborative inquiry, students participated in a dialogue to answer several questions: a) what is postmodernism, b) what is postmodern research, c) what does postmodern research look like, and d) what does this mean for the field of marriage and family therapy. Students indicated that postmodern research is characterized by its flexibility in methods, translates into a new way of conducting research, and creates a natural bridge between family therapy researchers and clinicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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