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Hi there!
One of my research areas is to promote physical activity behaviors in parents of children with disabilities. I have been conducting several projects regarding this topic.
However, I wonder if parents of children with disabilities can become a target population in the adapted physical activity area. I know that adapted physical activity is a multidisciplinary study, but parents of children with disabilities may be on the side of the family study?
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! :)
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Sir, you can take your research in two directions parents and children as a unit and did the unit behaviour reach your expectation as per your physical activity intervention or mother and father individually across age means, middle-aged parents, younger parents, their changes in behaviour as per your expectation.
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It seemed like there weren't very good ways to consolidate regression coefficients well until about 2013. I notice that there have been several developments in this area since then: Concealed correlations, effect size pooling, use of beta coefficients? What are your recommendations and experiences with this?
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What has led to success; what could be done better, etc.
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Hi Anne
Here are some to start with:
  • James, S. L., Roby, J. L., Powell, L. J., Teuscher, B. A., Hamstead, K. L., & Shafer, K. (2017). Does family reunification from residential care facilities serve children's best interest? A propensity-score matching approach in Ghana. Children and Youth Services Review, 83, 232-241.
  • Hoffman, D. M. (2021). The Haitian orphanage crisis: Exporting neoliberal family ideals in the debate on vulnerable childhoods in Haiti. Children & Society. Published online February 2021. https://doi-org/10.1111/chso.12442
  • Frimpong‐Manso, K., & Bugyei, A. G. (2019). The challenges facing children reunified with their families from an orphanage in Ghana. Children & Society, 33(4), 363-376.
Regards, Keith
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This course has a comparative focus, although it is not the only or maybe even most compelling thing about it. So we will be taking a comparative look at US and Caribbean black families in regard to the following:
-The 'origins' debate: Africa or slavery? Classical US and Caribbean studies
-Slavery and 'the' enslaved African/black family in the Americas
-Examining key issues in black family studies: myth of black matriarchy and the 'missing/absent father;' the 'dysfunctional black family' etc
-The black family and state (colonial/racial) policies: population, segregation, welfare etc
-Case studies of black families: rural/peasant, urban working class, professional/suburban middle-class, queer/LGBTQ etc etc
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Congratulations on your very interesting topics. If I had 30 years less, I would certainly enroll in your course. I teach for decades History of Brazil and History of Portuguese-speaking countries, thus worldwide African slaves are in my teaching-researching concerns. The following are some books that I read with interest:
Curwood, Anastasia C. Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars, 2010.
Franklin, Donna L. Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African American Family, 1997.
Johnston, James H. From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family, 2012.
McLoyd, Vonnie C.; Hill, Nancy E. & Dodge, A. African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity, 2005.
Rosenblatt, Paul C. The Impact of Racism on African American Families: Literature as Social Science, 2014.
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There are many fields that study divorce and stepfamilies. However, our work is disparate and often does not overlap. For this discussion, please list your field (and your geographic area for clarification), the journals that have published your work (or have published the work of others in your field), and your dream interdisciplinary collaboration.
Here is my list for an example:
Field: Communication Studies (United States)- specializing in Family Communication
Journals: Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Communication Research Reports, Qualitative Research Reports, Behavioral Sciences
Dream Collaboration: Psych, Soc, Family Studies, History (history of the family - Stephanie Coontz style).
Overall, I hope this discussion opens our minds to the fields, methods, and researchers examining the subject that we are all passionate about. Let's change the world!
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f. sigmund Topor agree. I work in Malaysia mainly focusing on Malaysian Indian women.
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Silver, Starr E., et al. "A comparison of children with serious emotional disturbance served in residential and school settings." Journal of Child and Family Studies 1.1 (1992): 43-59.
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thank you
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Is it because there are not so many theories in sociology? Resource theory, an old sociological theory, used to be cited instead of economic theories
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The issue of linking family social science to the economy is an important issue, which is a professional interaction within the family through which it can maintain its formation and continuity of cohesion, because the economic work is important, for example, the manual weavers in Iran come out of artistic artifacts of silk art,This is a modest answer and a point of view
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Hello. I'm a doctoral student in the field of child development and family studies.
I have a question about LCGA solution.
I'm in the process writing a doctoral dissertation using Growth Mixture Modiling using LCGA.
The main purpose of my study is to examine maternal puerperal depression trajectories and classify groups according to their depression change tendency.
There are three time point information about maternal depression(at pregnancy, 1-year after the birth, and 2-year after the birth).
I could classified two groups according to the type of maternal depression tajctories, 'depression deepening group' and 'depression relieving group', using LCGA. Two group solution showed the best fitness of AIC, BIC, Entropy, and ALMR.
The problem is that my commitee members suggested that I should exclude 8 cases that could be classified in 3 class solution by LCGA. Their (8 cases) depression trajectory was low level maintenance tendency.
What do you think? Should I exclude 8 cases when I identify the differences between the two groups- depression deepening group and depressiojn relieving group?
I would appreciate your suggestions.
Thank you.
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I don't know whether this really answers your question, but you should probably start with adopting the solution that gets the best fit indices, whether 2- or 3-class. So at that initial level you don't remove anyone unless there is something wrong with the data (extreme outliers, etc.). Researchers sometimes choose not to consider one of the classes for comparison purposes, because it is too small or is not interesting in light of the research questions. That decision is up to you.
That said, I would strongly advise that you work with posterior probabilities rather than simple class assignment in follow-up analyses. Then the problem associated with classes that are too small becomes less relevant. In addition, this approach takes into consideration that the classification process itself is imperfect and associated with error. 
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For believers, it could be generalised that diviners are first and foremost diagnosticians who reveal (directly or indirectly) causes for ailments being is mental, physiological and emotional. The diviners communicate with a holistic aspect of the society/individual and all cosmic energies are involved – positive, negative. The diviners also offer ways of obviating obstacles and afflictions from either the spiritual world or the physical world. I am looking for ways in which symbolic interactionism could useful in making sense of the spiritual dimension of our lives.
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Dear Royal Holloway,
 Perhaps, there is a link between the physical and spiritual elements of social life, which may add depth to your work. On the other hand, I’m not sure such a link is what you are looking for.
 After you have read the above links, consider the constructal law relationship to the process of understanding becomes the freedom from the resistance in the struggle to understand. When resistance becomes insolvable, freedom for many is found in the spiritual domain.   
 Best regards,
Mike
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family moral support may play very critical in determination of success and failures. Uptil now , i have found only two articles on this variable in which it has been measured as dichotomous variable.(1) when it is experienced and (0) when it is not..
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I think that the distinction between low, moderate and high can be based on the scores of your participants, if you need such a distinction instead of continuous scores. 
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From Mehrabian and Epstein’s (1972) A measure of emotional empathy, there's the 9-point scoring sytem, wherein Yes answers are counted as +4, while No is -4.
Of course when the statement is anti-empathy, the scoring gets reversed [Yes=-4, No=+4]. I'm planning to adapt this way, with the addition of Maybe which is scored as 0.    
I was just wondering if such measure is good for Correlation and Regression Analysis.
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Stephen,
since it's a 9-point scoring system, it means there are also points between -4 and +4.
Cady,
The initial scale is ok for your analysis but beware of adding an other category (maybe) as it might get the interpretation a little tricky. When you look at a user score which is, say, a 2, without the "maybe" you can interpret this as a tendency to say "yes" but otherwise you need to interpret the value as "more undecided". Thus deviating from the original scale interpretation.
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I am preparing a research proposal on the effect of family involve on school and student performance.
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Family has a great role in motivating a students' performance. Students are usually inspired when they are perpetually supported by their family members. 
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Dear colleagues
I have made some conflicts with my supervisor and he told that this program is assigned for only family study whereas I have no family history and only patients genotypes ..so is it possible use this program to estimate haplotypes for unrelated individuals??
please answer me as soon as possible
Meelad
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Dear Berhanu
if we do not argue we will not develop.
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I am writing a research essay around the topic of single, heterosexual males using surrogates to have children. I'm interested in hearing what psychologists and experts on the topic of surrogacy have to say regarding the normality of this.
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 Dear Darcy,..
Surrogacy of parents indeed has created lots of confusion in parentage determination. I the light of LGBT rights this may further complicate the traditional approach of parenthood and this area need fresh look in the modern era of constructed pregnancies. It further aggregates the problem in the light of various religions which proscribe the pregnancy out side the valid marriage. Assisted human reproduction especially IVF has potential of crossing borders and bodies and has introduced terms like 'baby shopping', 'reproductive tourism', ''baby editing' etc. I suggest you to read Prof. Marcia. C. Inborn of Yale University who has reflected on the issue in great way. 
Regards....
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Dear all,
Has anyone interesse in the concept of family leadership? It does not mean family companies and leadership therein but it means leadership within families (father, mother and children and may be more as grandpa)
I am looking forward eagerly to see your response !!
Have a good day..
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Dear Meryem,
I would be very happy ıf you send family leadership tendency scale, in Turkish. Family leadership sounds innovative on family issues and concerns...
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   I am looking for studies showing differences (or lack of them) in personality (e.g. NEO-FFI, self-control, emotionality etc.) and temperamental traits between adult partners (also parents and partners without children) living in various types of families (nucelar, single-parent, cohabitation, adoptive, foster families).
  I am interested if there are some differences between them in this rather constitutive traits and what implications for thinking about various types of family it could bring to us.
  Thank you for your suggestions of studies and oppinions about this topic.
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This one is a good resource
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We are in the process of developing a course on patient and family education for the nurses. The idea is for nurses to understand the impact education has on patient outcomes, compliance, and readmission etc. Any ideas on how to structure the program?
Thank you.
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Patients education, outcome, & compliance are excellent goals for nursesto do. In order to develop such program and reach this goal, you need to focus on specific topics, for example identify the needs for patients admitted to CCU, or Hemodialysis unit..etc. be focused. Broad general program will lead into no where!.
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Are any specific terminologies added to the field of early childhood education, child development and family theories.
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Dear Swati,
I can see that results coming from neuropsychogy research about  visual perception and  language development as related to the introduction to reading activities are quite relevant for early childhood education. There are also very interesting issues concerned to children conceptions of what is considered  as "unreal" (see contributions of the theory of mind). Best regards, Maria Lucia
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The literature shows that there is diversity in associations between the father's role and achievements of development of the children, however, are these associations always positive?
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Hello,
i have just published on the Infant Mental Health Journal a manuscript entitled "Mother-child and father-child interaction with their 24-month-old children during feeding, considering paternal involvement and the child’s temperament in a community sample". Besides other results, we found that paternal involvement is a protective factor for the quality of father-child interactions only when the child's temperament is easy (in particular when Social Orientation scores are higher).
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Luca
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My colleagues and I work on developing computational and visual approaches to understand spatial, temporal and demographic patterns in family networks. Please send me a message if you are interested in using our methodology or if you have common research interests for potential collaboration. I attached our recent publication and below is my website where you can find more information.
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Dear Eric,
Thanks for your response. Your research is very interesting and I think is very related to my methodology for visualizing social connectedness across space and time. There is a great opportunity for collaboration. I would like to learn more about your research and hopefully apply the methodology to your data to visualize diaspora connectedness across geographic space and through time.
If you have an English version of your article and maybe some information to describe the metadata such as:
- What are the geolocations? How are they derived? In what context is geography important? For example, use of virtual space (communities) to organize events in physical space.
- How do you define connections(edges) in the network? And are you interested in reflecting the connections in the geographic space as well as the network space?
- How is the temporal dimension is collected?
Please feel free to send a personal message or email at caglarkoylu@gmail.com.
Best,
-Caglar