The 2005 Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research was sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, NCFR's Research and Theory Section, and the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop. It is the collective effort of more than 190 contributing scholars.

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New Sourcebook in Development

A new editorial team was selected in June 2017 to develop a new Sourcebook that provides a historical perspective, a view to recent developments, and future directions of theories and methods in the field of Family Science.

A shift in the title of the new volume to “Methodologies” reflects the editorial team's intent to focus on developments in research design, conceptualization, and approach, rather than particular analyses or methods.

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Editorial Team Selected for Next Sourcebook

Call for Authors (Deadline Extended to Feb. 15, 2018): Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methodologies