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NCJ Number: 229857 Find in a Library
Title: Staying Safe: Strategies for Qualitative Child Abuse Researchers
Journal: Child Abuse Review  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January - February 2010  Pages:56-69
Author(s): Jan Coles; Neerosh Mudaly
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper discusses the results of a literature review on interview-based and child abuse research and presents strategies and recommendations to minimize child abuse researcher trauma.
Abstract: Undertaking interview-based research with victim/survivors of child abuse can be difficult and challenging for researchers. Much has been written about the impact of research on participants, but researcher effects are less explored. This paper reviews the literature on sensitive interview-based research and child abuse research. The theoretical underpinnings of researcher trauma are outlined and challenges identified and related to child abuse research using researcher reflections from the authors' interview-based research with children who have been abused and young mothers who were sexually abused in childhood. Strategies and recommendations are developed to minimize child abuse researcher trauma. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Factorial research design; Research design; Research design models; Research methods; Scientific techniques; Victimization models
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