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Define developmental theory (3)

1. Look at the entire life cycle of the family
2. states that families change in predictable ways
3. Break down the family into different stages based on development

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Define developmental tasks

Tasks that an individual or family is supposed to achieve by a certain stage of development

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Define social time clock

socially approved timetable for certain life events

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Strengths of developmental theory

allows researchers to compare family life across different cultures

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Weaknesses of developmental theory

Provides a form of an idealized family that many do not fit
depends heavily on the concept of the nuclear family

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what are the two research methods used for studying families

Quantitative and qualitative research

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define quantitative research

information presented in form of numbers that are analyzed using statistical techniques

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Define qualitative research

concerned with verbal descriptions of behaviour

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structural functionalist theory: is it macro, micro, or both?

macro

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conflict theory: is it macro, micro, or both?

macro

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symbolic interactionist: is it macro, micro, or both?

micro

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family systems theory: is it macro, micro, or both?

both

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feminist theory: is it macro, micro, or both?

both