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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: Data analyses

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

“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

See Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory

Category: Theories

Non-response bias occurs when not all sample participants respond during data collection, or when they provide incomplete responses.

Category: Errors and biases

“Family life stressors that do not occur to most familiesand are unexpected (e.g., a child with a terminal illness); nonnormative stressors unique to military families are the injury or death of a family service member by friendly fire or missing in action.”

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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"A stressful event or situation that is imposed upon the person/family (Not wanted or chosen)”

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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