Tennessee State University
Introduction The following paper is a critique of the research article entitled “A Qualitative Exploration of Fear and Safety with Child Victims of Sexual Abuse.” Throughout this paper, this writer will discuss and critique the different elements of qualitative research and how the authors used those elements to complete their research study. This writer will critique the way the authors conducted their research, and how they presented it to the readers. The paper will begin with a discussion of the phenomenon that is brought to light in this study, and then will discuss the purpose of the article and the method in which the research was conducted. Further …show more content…
They authors inform the reader that the narratives took on a theme of fear and safety-neither of which were discussed directly with the victims, they wrote about their feelings on their own. Fear and safety was a common theme throughout the narratives of the children. Because of this common and overwhelmingly obvious theme, this is what the authors choose to discuss in regards to their findings. The authors discuss past fears, current fears, and the future fears of the victims, as presented by the actual victims. The reader is able to garner the essence of the experience from the findings section of this article. Further, the readers are able to see that the theme of fear and safety I true to the data that is presented throughout this article They provide numbers for the reader to see how fear and safety were a common theme throughout all twenty-one narratives. The authors do not go into great discussion regarding existing literature on the topic of fear in victims of child sexual abuse. However, they state early in the article that there is actually a lack of research on the perspectives of the victims of this abuse. The researchers go into great detail regarding the description of past, future, and current fears experienced by the victims.
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