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Highlighting the need to develop culturally sensitive, indigenous measures that cut across disciplinary boundaries and professions, Family Measurement in India explores issues surrounding the assessment of the validity of measurement scales used in studying family and marriage. This book brings together contributions from psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work to present an overview of current approaches to family measurement and to critically review existing standardized measures and literature. Both researchers and practitioners in the many chapters advocate a shift from a purely quantitative to a qualitative approach to family assessment, while emphasizing the development of multidisciplinary and culturally appropriate measurement techniques. A number of contributors make a case for grounding measurement tools within a given theoretical and conceptual framework, whereas others point to the importance of incorporating a gender-sensitive perspective when constructing tools. This pioneering and truly cross-disciplinary examination of measurement issues in family research in India will be an essential reference for professionals and academics in a large number of fields, including sociology, psychology, family studies, and social work.
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Shalini Bharat (also the author of Volume 2) is a PhD in psychology from Allahabad University and currently Deputy Director (Academic), TISS, Mumbai. She is affiliated to the Centre for Health and Social Sciences of the School of Health Systems Studies at TISS, of which she is also the former Dean. She holds additional charge as Programme Director, Saksham―a Global Fund supported programme on TB counselling. Her research interests include health equity and access, reproductive and sexual health, social drivers of HIV and HIV-related stigma, HIV prevention impact assessment and new prevention methods, family studies and demographic transition among minority communities. She teaches qualitative research methodology and public health ethics. She serves on the scientific advisory committees and ethics review committees of many national and international organisations. From 2007 to 2013, she served as member of the Mission Steering Group of National Rural Health Mission, Government of India.Review:
`A well-argued call to Indian family practioners and academic researchers for refining their methods and tools for family measurement by pointing to the importance and implications for sociocultural and regional variations and diversities′ - Contemporary South Asia
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Book Description SAGE Publications, 1996. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 7375221
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