This exploratory descriptive study presents a content analyses of all (N=22) Family Preservation Journal (FPJ) articles published from its inception (1995) until today. Three raters independently used an analysis template to ascertain trends from these articles and assessed information about their purposes, methods, and findings/ implications. The main findings were less than half of the articles were deemed as 'research'; few used standardized or outcome measures; none compared family preservation to another method; descriptive knowledge was more likely to be generated; and the articles were primarily targeted to practitioners and other researchers. Given the relatively short history ofFPJ, the majority of these findings were considered typical and consistent with the literature. The recommendations call for more comprehensive practice descriptions, more research, and more rigorous research-oriented studies.
Holosko, Michael J. and Holosko, D. Ann
"What Have We Learned from Articles Published in the Family Preservation Journal?,"
Journal of Family Strengths:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol4/iss1/5