01 January 2006


"Main Research Field" of Neville Robertson

Neville Robertson describes his "main research field" as being "family violence"

The ONLY violence that Robertson considers is violence perpetrated by men.

It's a very worthy aim to stamp out such violence, but such a worthy aim is no excuse to turn a blind eye to other violence, or represent only this violence as "family violence".

Apart from helping to set up the Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project in the early 1990s, Robertson has done surprisingly little more in the field since.

Qualitative research, while useful, is not any basis for drawing conclusions and making generalisations that should properly only be derived from quantitative research, with proper error analysis.

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