Using Peled ( 1993 )

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Qualitative Studies Edleson only relied upon one sample for the Qualitative Study in this article using Peled (1993, (1998). The sample included 14 preadolescent children and 12 battered women which relied upon the measure of “6 semi-structured interviews with each child with an average of 4 – 1 hour interviews per child. Mothers were interviewed one time” (Edleson, 1999, p.859). Communicating Findings Comparison Group In Fantuzzo, et al. (1991), there appears to be a lack of base line in which to rely upon the facts, due to the exclusion of what one would consider the social norms. Fantuzzo, et al. should have had a baseline in which to rely giving their study more standing. In regards to Carlson (1991), the degree of age and maturity appears to be more stable and within a comprehensive age span for a determination than it did in Fantuzzo (Edleson, 1999, p.847). The study group consisted of all teenagers. Although the age was appropriate for a comparative study, out of the 50 samples only 12 had witnessed and 25 who had never experienced abuse or domestic violence for this study. Hughes (1988) showed higher levels of behavior problems in the witnesses comparison children.(Edleson 1999, p.848) In this sample, the mothers were the primary samples and not the subject children due to influence of the parent the children possibly were hindered due to influence of the attending parent. Due to the fact that the mental health was also at issue of the responding
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