These companion volumes provide a "behind the scenes" look into the personal experiences of researchers in an effort to eliminate the lack of communication surrounding family research methodology. They show how the researchers achieved their results and why they chose particular methodologies over others. These volumes present more than just findings -- they present the real experiences of the authors in their own styles and personalities, exposing the problems, mistakes, and concerns they experienced during their research projects. Volume I presents the experiences of researchers into typical normative populations. Volume II describes work with clinical, atypical populations.
re: vol II "This is a good book, providing a wide variety of field studies for social science students."
"...the book is timely and has much to offer. It is a compendium of impressive research programs and provides an overview of the programs not obtainable from articles documenting their findings."
"....The volume makes fascinating and valuable reading."
—Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography