Center for Gerontology


Faculty Research

Trends in Family Gerontology Research
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner, Katherine A. Allen
Funded By: Center for Gerontology

Project Description: We have established a data base of approximately 1,000 articles published in leading gerontology, family studies, and personal relationships journals from 1990-1999. Information coded for the articles includes focal topics, theoretical frameworks, sample size and demographic characteristics, geographic location, design, and methods of data collection and analysis. Analyses of the data base are aimed at identifying and critiquing resources available for research, policy, practice, and education in family gerontology.