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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in ‘doing’ theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Chapter Nine: Advancing Theory Through Research: The Case of Extrusion in Stepfamilies

Advancing Theory Through Research: The Case of Extrusion in Stepfamilies
Advancing theory through research: The case of extrusion in stepfamilies
MargaretCrosbie-Burnett, University of Miami
Edith A.Lewis, University of Michigan
SummerSullivan, University of Miami
JessicaPodolsky, University of Miami
Rosane Mantilla deSouza, Catholic University of St. Paul
VictoriaMitrani, University of Miami

Our purpose in this chapter is fourfold: We want to demonstrate (a) how to ...

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