1 Complete Article Citation: Full title, all authors (last name, initials), full journal title, year, volume# and page #s (this ensures that a different person can retrieve the article)
McCrory, E., De Brito, S. A., & Viding, E. (2012). The link between child abuse and psychopathology: a review of neurobiological and genetic research. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 105(4), 151-156.
2 The study purpose and research question(s): A clear statement helps determine if the topic is important or relevant.
The study was aimed at understanding the relationship between the environment and the development of psychopathological condition in the child. The environment according to the research and the nature of the abuse have an impact on the condition that the child develops in the long run.
3 Literature review: Describe the research included. What gap does this article/study plan on filling?
A review by McCrory E, De Brito SA, Viding E, (2015) reveled that different forms of child abuse and stress have different impacts on the neuroendocrine function of the brain of the child and these have an impact on the development of the child. This research was aimed at eliminating biological factor that might predispose the child to development of social, psychopathic and health problems which are known to be cause by either physical violation or another environmental factor in the child’s life.
Early adversity and economic wellbeing of the individual might be because of the physical abuse and violation of the child. This is according to a research that was carried out by two different team, Gilbert R, Widom CS, Browne K, et al, (2009) and Currie J, Widom CS. (2010) on the long-term effect and consequences of child abuse on the adult and later life of the child. The two researches contribute to the fact that there is a correlation that exists between the child’s violation and the future adversity or early future adversity onset. Understanding the different environment where the child is exposed to either violence or abuse is important in determining the impact the child would suffer in future. There is a correlative approach that reveal the likelihood of these abuse influencing the success or lifestyle of the child in future.
4 Study Design: Was the study design appropriate for this article/research? Consider the following and describe how they were used: Ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, participatory action research, other study designs
The study design was based on participatory action research where the researcher used information on the different cases of recorded abuses on the child and analyzed it to relate it to the status of the victim. Since the recorded cases were achieved, this provided informative and significant data for the research. A sense of ethnography was slo used in this research to distinguish the different levels of abuse and the outcome of the victim in their future.
5 Qualitative methods: Does the study describe the methods used? Was the method appropriate for the study design? How? (Participant observation, interviews, focus groups, historical research, other qualitative methods
Data collected on qualitative approach entailed the review of secondary source of recorded abuse cases and the later life of the victims. Observatory information was also collected form the different case worker who handled the abuse cases and assisted the victims. There were different articles used in the research to analyze and collected secondary data for the research. These articles were based on the articles related to the study of maltreatment and adversity with a focus on HPA functioning, functional and structural imaging, and behavioral genetic paradigms.
6 Sampling: How were participants relevant to the research question and how were they selected?
The different subject to the research were recorded into age groups with each age group representing a sample that was to be tested and analyzed. each age group was used to determine the biological harm on the brain because of the abuse and the violations. In each case, different imaging techniques were used to ensure that the significant results were obtained.
7 Data collection: Was there a complete description of the site, participants?
The main data collection method used was the review of secondary sources of different reported cases of abuse which eliminates the need for any fresh data collection methodologies being utilize din this case. It also ensured that the data was relevant since it had already been documented by earlier researched on the different topics in the same subject.
8 Data analysis: Was the analysis inductive and the findings adequately corroborated?
Data correlation studies were carried out to d...