Perspectives on Studying Family Communication

Multiple Methods and Multiple Sources

Authored by: Judith A. Feeney , Patricia Noller

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415881982
eBook ISBN: 9780203848166
Adobe ISBN: 9781136946370


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Family communication can be studied using a variety of methodologies, such as self-report, observational and experimental. In this chapter, we discuss the various ways these methodologies can be employed, and the issues related to each of them. Although we provide examples of studies using the various methodologies, we do not claim to cover the field in any comprehensive way, but rather to use illustrative examples, including some from our own work.

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