A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN FAMILY THERAPY JOURNALS

In order to assess trends in family therapy research, empirical articles (N = 195) from three family therapy journals over a 5-year period were coded for several variables: authorship, external funding, methodology, sample, purpose, cost effectiveness, use of therapeutic model, and topic. Results in...

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Published in:Journal of marital and family therapy, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2000), p. 0
Main Author: Hawley, Dale R. (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Bailey, C. Everett ; Pennick, Koby A.
Format: electronic Article
Published: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2000
ISSN:1752-0606
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2000.tb00271.x
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  • In order to assess trends in family therapy research, empirical articles (N = 195) from three family therapy journals over a 5-year period were coded for several variables: authorship, external funding, methodology, sample, purpose, cost effectiveness, use of therapeutic model, and topic. Results indicated that a large pecentage of research in these journals focused on nonclinical issues and used nonclinical samples. Authors were affiliated with a wide variety of disciplines and reported low levels of external funding for their research. While a majority of the studies used quantitative methods, there appeared to be a growing number of studies using qualitative methods. Implications of these findings are discussed in light of research reviews over the past two decades.