Researching parent abuse: a critical review of the methods

Amanda Holt

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‘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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Policy & Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


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