Situational Analysis presents an iteration of Grounded Theory that incorporates the construction of a series of illustrative maps, conceptualizes a situation as inclusive of what usually has been considered context, and explicitly and systematically includes missing or otherwise silenced data. This review comments on how these attributes of situational analysis can also effectively inform the practice of family therapy. The potential of a research book to inform a clinical practice is an exciting development in advancing interdisciplinary studies and its related applications in the world.


Situational Analysis, Grounded Theory, Family Therapy, Mapping

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Dr. Dan Wulff is a Co-Editor of The Qualitative Report and The Weekly Qualitative Report at Nova Southeastern University. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and as a family therapist at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre. He can be contacted at 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4; Telephone: 403.220.8227; Fax: 403.282.7269; E-mail: dwulff@ucalgary.ca.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 1, Issue 6


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