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Starting Guide for Family & Consumer Sciences Research

Welcome to the Family & Consumer Sciences Guide

Use this guide to help you start your research assignment or to familiarize yourself with your subject discipline's search tools and strategies. Each discipline has it's own research methods, databases, peer reviewed scholarly journals, and authorities or experts. We can't cover everything in one guide, but this is a good jumpstart on your journey. 

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Research Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences

According to the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), Family & Consumer Sciences is a field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world. 

Topics include:

  • Home economics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Finance, personal
  • Work and family
  • Dietetics
  • Food habits
  • Children - nutrition
  • Women - nutrition

Sustainable practices, consumerism, and leadership principles are woven throughout the content areas.

The family and consumer sciences Body of Knowledge presents three categories of concepts and demonstrates their interrelationships, synergy and interaction.

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