Title

Basic Research and Implications for Practice in Family Science: A Content Analysis and Status Report for U.S. Ethnic Groups

Keywords

content analysis, ethnicity, family science research, race

Abstract

Articles published in prominent family science journals over a 14‐year period were analyzed for their attention to U.S. ethnic groups. Articles were analyzed in terms of their ethnic population of interest, topic of study, type of implication for applied professionals, funding source, and sample characteristics. A number of findings indicate an increasing sensitivity and dedication to research focusing on these groups; however, fewer than 16% of the articles were found to focus on U.S. ethnic populations, and only one fourth of these offered specific recommendations to practicing family science professionals. This analysis of the family science literature provides a baseline against which future efforts in basic and applied research can be measured.

Original Publication Citation

Bean, R. A., Crane, D. R., & *Lewis, T. (2002). Basic research and implications for practice in family science: A content analysis and status report for U.S. ethnic groups. Family Relations, 51, 15-21.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002-1

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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