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1 Scale

A scale is an instrument that measures qualitative constructs through the representation of those constructs in quantitative metric units. For example, a researcher investigating life satisfaction may have participants respond on a scale of 1-5, where 1 denotes "low life satisfaction" and 5 denotes "high life satisfaction."

Category: Methodology

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“Before and after-school programs located on many military installations that provide activities and supervision of school-age children of military families.”

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

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3 Scope

“In research, how broad a research question is and how widely itcan be generalized (applied to populations outside of participants who have been included in the study).”

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: Errors and biases

A tool used to quickly determine if a problem exists.

Citation: Tinney, G. & Gerlock, A.A. (2014). Intimate partner violce, military personnel, veterans, and their families. Family Court Review, 52(3), 400-416. https://doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12100

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

Secondary data analysis involves the use of previously collected data in a particular research field to study a different research question. Researchers can recycle data from one article or combine data from various studies to create a new, larger sample as well.

Citation: Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A., & Liao, T. (2004). The SAGE encyclopedia of social science research methods (Vols. 1–3). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412950589

Category: Methodology

Services targeting those who may be at greater risk for offending OR services provided when concerning behaviors associated with abuse are identified; the goal is to address risk factors and identified problems in the early stages of development and prevent future harm.

Citation: Jaffe, P. G., & Wolfe, D. A. (2003). Prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. https://vawnet.org/material/prevention-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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“The indirect exposure to trauma due to interactions with the traumatized person that begins to affect the well-being of the persons around the individual.”

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

“A presidential cabinet member who oversees national security agencies and the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department of the Navy (which includes the Marine Corps)"

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

“Resilience programming targeted toward those who may be at higher risk for developing distress or loss of functioning.”

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

“Reservists in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and members of each state’s Air and Army National Guard.”

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.

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