Research Philosophy & Agenda
"I consider myself
... to be a family, interpersonal, health communication scholar. In a
broad sense, I am interested in investigating interpersonal
communication issues and phenomena facing families of
Alzheimer's disease or dementia patients. I am also interested in
researching visual communication and media messages.
... to hold a phenomenological, sociocultural, interpretivist
research tradition position.
... to be a mixed-methods researcher, who more often seeks to ask
"how" questions and is drawn to qualitative inquiry. I prefer to
let the research question drive the inquiry and inform the