Cynthia Baldwin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education, College of Education, University of Wyoming, University Station Box 3374, Laramie, WY 82071.
A QUESTION CLASSIFICATION SCALE FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 375–386, October 1987
How to Cite
Baldwin, C. (1987), A QUESTION CLASSIFICATION SCALE FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 13: 375–386. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1987.tb00719.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
This paper proposes a Question Classification Scale (QCS) to permit more discrimination among the types of questions used in marriage and family therapy. The data base for the QCS development consisted of 503 family therapy questions drawn from tapes of eight family therapy experts and four trainees. The QCS was designed after studying question classification systems in philosophy, linguistics, educational research, and individual and family therapy. Each therapist-initiated question is coded in four ways, yielding a simple, yet multidimensional, picture of the therapist's questioning patterns. Future research potential of the QCS is discussed.