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See Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory

Category: Theories

Ecological resilience refers to the extent to which a family can resist disturbance without resulting in structural changes, or how long it takes for resilience to mediate the transition back to stability after a disturbance occurs.

Citation: Gunderson, L. H. (2000). Ecological resilience: In theory and application. Annual Reviews of Ecological Systems, 31, 425-439. Retrieved from https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.31.1.425

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Effect size is a statistical tool used to measure the practical significance of a measured relationship between variables. Effect size is reported as being small, medium, or large.

Category: Data analyses

Effectiveness refers to the ability of some program or intervention to produce the desired results under real-world conditions.

Citation: Turner J.R. (2013) Efficacy. In: Gellman M.D., Turner J.R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

Efficacy refers to the ability of some program or intervention to produce the desired results under ideal, controlled circumstances.

Citation: Turner J.R. (2013) Efficacy. In: Gellman M.D., Turner J.R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

Emotion work refers to the process of adapting an emotion or feeling to be appropriate for the present situation and context.

Category: Theories

Emotional boundaries are the barriers that separates an individual's thoughts and feelings from those of other people. An example of setting emotional boundaries includes not taking responsibility for another person's feelings.

Category: Theories

Empirical studies are observational studies that systematically avoid bias.

Citation: Maruyama, G. and Ryan, C. S. (2014) Research Methods in Social Relations. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Category: Study methods and variables

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Epistemology is the theory of knowledge, through which we can examine how we know what we know to be true. Basically, epistemology seeks justification for our existing knowledge.

Citation: Allen, K. R., & Henderson, A. C. (2017). Family theories: Foundations and applications. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. DeRose, K. (2005). What is epistemology? Retrieved March 22, 2019, from http://campuspress.yale.edu/keithderose/what-is-epistemology/

Category: Theories

Ethnography is the observational study of the customs of a group of people, in which researchers created detailed descriptions of the observed behavior within the appropriate cultural context.

Citation: Fetterman, D. M. (2009). Ethnography. In L. Bickman & D. J. Rog (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of applied social research methods (pp. 543-588). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483348858.n17

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