The Army Family Research Program: First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee
Final rept. Nov 1986-Dec 1987
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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The report of the first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee SAC includes a summary of the committees comments on the Five-Research Plan and individual reports from three members of the committee--Philip Bobko, Walter Schumm, and Richard Berk. The SAC summary incorporates comments on the committees mandate, the projects choice of research priorities, and the scientific communitys suggestions on research perspectives for readiness, retention, family adaptation, and spouse employment, the key focus of the Army Family Research Program. In addition, the report outlines some methodological issues for the project to consider in completing the planned research. Foremost among these issues are longitudinal versus cross-sectional data collection strategies, qualitative versus quantitative methods, and linear versus expected curvilinear and interactive effects. Keywords Army family research Research methods Readiness Retention Family adaptation Spouse employment.
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