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Sample size refers to the number of observations collected in a research study. In family research, these observations are most often individual participants in the study, from whom the researchers collect data to answer a research question.

Category: Methodology

A form of data collection where stories are used as data.

Citation: Butina, M. (2015). A Narrative Approach to Qualitative Inquiry. Clinical Laboratory Science, 28(3). doi:https://doi.org/10.29074/ascls.28.3.190

Category: Methodology

A narrative review of literature is a verbal summary and analysis of several pre-existing studies, usually centered on a specific theme and context.

Citation: Cramm, H., Norris, D., Venedam, S., & Tam-Seto, L. (2018). Toward a model of military family resiliency: A narrative review. Journal of Family Theory Review, 10(3), 620-640. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12284 Maruyama, G. and Ryan, C. S. (2014) Research Methods in Social Relations. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Category: Methodology

“A branch of the VA responsible for national and state veterans’ cemeteries, as well as headstones, markers, and presidential memorial certificates.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

“A federal law that is passed by Congress every year to grant the Department of Defense funds to operate and specific guidance on how to spend those funds.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

The National Guard is a portion of the Reserve Components which may be used by a state or the President to carry out emergency operations. Typically, National Guardsmen work part-time with the National Guard while maintaining a full-time civilian job or attending college.

Citation: Guard FAQs. (2019). Retrieved March 20, 2019, from https://www.nationalguard.com/guard-faqs#faq-5381

“This non-profit organization aims to improve the life of military families by staying informed on the problems they face, advocating for change, and providing them with support and programs. The three programs they offer are Operation Purple, Child Care Fee Relief, and scholarships for spouses of military members.”

Citation: National Military Family Association. (n.d.). About Us. https://www.militaryfamily.org/about-us/mission/

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

“The National Student Clearinghouse is the trusted source for education verification offering a nationwide collection of enrollment and degree data. In 2016, the Student Veterans of America started a research study with the Student Clearinghouse to track the success of student veterans in higher education. This project is called the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST).”

Citation: NSC Blog. (2016, November 8). Tracking military and veteran student success. Clearinghouse Today Blog. https://www.studentclearinghouse.org/nscblog/tracking-military-and-veteran-student-success/

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

"When data are collected from multiple individuals in a group, the individual data are considered nested within that group."

Citation: O'Dwyer, L. M., & Parker, C. E. (2014). A primer for analyzing nested data: Multilevel modeling in SPSS using an example from a REL study. Institute of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education. https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/pdf/REL_2015046.pdf

Category: Methodology

“Flexibility in the development of neural connections that responds to early experiences and deprivations, starting the lifelong process of “tailoring” the brain to the person with all his or her personal, social, and environmental experiences.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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