What They Don’t Teach in Graduate School: Family Systems Research in the Real World

James W. Sipe, William J. Doherty

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The authors maintain that traditional training in research methods overlooks the power of interactional dynamics in the research process and, therefore, inadequately prepares students for understanding the obstacles to conducting research in community settings. Using family systems theory, the authors present and analyze the ecological dynamics of a research study of families and health conducted in collaboration with a health maintenance organization (HMO) and a Fortune 500 corporation. The authors call for family research literature and training programs to employ family systems theory to understand the research system created when the researcher engages research participants and community organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'What They Don’t Teach in Graduate School: Family Systems Research in the Real World'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this