A family expert from the University of Maryland will discuss new ways to approach social science next week at Brigham Young University.

Francine H. Hultgren, associate professor of home economics education, will conduct several sessions Sept. 24-27 on interpretative theory and research. The largest session will be a Family Living Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom. She will speak on "Using Stories to Become More Critically Reflective of Our Family Experience and our Professional Practice."All sessions are open to the public.

Other sessions include: Monday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m. in 365 Wilkinson Center, "Interpretive Theory in Social Science and Education"; Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3-5 p.m. in 369 Wilkinson Center, "Interpretive Research in Social Science and Education"; Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon to 2 p.m. in 620 Kimball Tower, "Critical Inquiry as an Approach to Research."