ARTICLE: PDF OnlyKey issues in the family research process Strategies for nurse researchersMoriarty, Helene J. RN, MSNAuthor Information Assistant Professor Villanova University College of Nursing Villanova, Pennsylvania Doctoral Candidate School of Nursing University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Advances in Nursing Science: April 1990 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - p 1-14 Buy Abstract Family research has recently emerged as a critical area for nursing science. The distinctive nature of the family as a system of interacting persons raises special challenges for family nurse researchers. In this article conceptual and methodologic issues unique to family research are addressed within three phases of the research process. Strategies for family research are also suggested. Lastly, the article proposes directions for family nursing research. © 1990 Aspen Publishers, Inc.