Welcome to the website for the Family Synthesis Project (FaSP). The overall objective of the project is to complete syntheses of findings from over 1000 research reports on the intersection of family life and childhood chronic physical conditions.
We developed the website keeping in mind the needs and interests of both practitioners who care for children with chronic conditions and family researchers. In addition to providing a description of our study and research team, the site includes citations to all reports included in our sample organized by condition and research design, the templates we used to extract information from research reports, the coding categories used in our analyses, and a listing of publications and presentations. For those interested in synthesis research, we have a section on resources for undertaking your own synthesis study
Ours is a large scale study, but we believe the research strategies we used are applicable to studies of a lesser scope. Please visit our website often as we will continue to update and report results from our ongoing analyses. Please contact us if you have any questions or want further information about the study.
Dr. Kathleen Knafl and Dr. Marcia Van Riper to host the Family Research Institute at UNC's Center for Lifelong Learning June 20-23, 2016
Dr. Margarete Sandelowski to host two summer institutes through UNC School of Nursing's Center for Lifelong Learning this June, 2016. The first is Qualitative Analysis June 1-4 and the second is Mixed Methods Research, with Dr. Sharron Docherty from Duke University, June 6-9, 2016.
New Article From FaSP Now in Print
4-day Family Externship hosted by Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland on May 17-20, 2016