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Researching parent abuse: a critical review of the methods

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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Journal publication date04/2012
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Journal number2
Volume11
Number of pages10
Pages289-298
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

‘Parent abuse’ is the most under-researched form of family abuse and the research that exists is characterised by diverse and discrete methodological approaches which have produced somewhat inconsistent findings. This critical review examines these different research approaches and discusses the methodological challenges which they present. The review concludes by suggesting how research might develop to produce a more coherent and contextual methodology which does justice to the complexities of the topic.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SPS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Social Policy and Society, 11 (2), pp 289-298 2012, © 2012 Cambridge University Press.