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Retrospective Method

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This podcast is the fourth episode of a Talking about Methods series on quantitative methods co-produced with the Centre for Social Policy Research at the Australian National University (ANU POLIS).

Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Aino Suomi (Australian National University) about using a retrospective method.

Readings recommended by Dr Aino Suomi

  • Henry, B., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Langley, J., & Silva, P. A. (1994). On the” remembrance of things past”: a longitudinal evaluation of the retrospective method. Psychological assessment, 6(2), 92. 
  • Naicker SN, Norris SA, Mabaso M, Richter LM (2017) An analysis of retrospective and repeat prospective reports of adverse childhood experiences from the South African Birth to Twenty Plus cohort. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181522. 
  • Bruffaerts, R., Demyttenaere, K., Borges, G., Haro, J. M., Chiu, W. T., Hwang, I., … & Nock, M. K. (2010). Childhood adversities as risk factors for onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour. The British journal of psychiatry, 197(1), 20-27. 
  • Suomi, A., Bailey, M., Lucas, N., Dowling, N., & Delfabbro, P. (2023). “It’s like you’re not even there…”: Gambling harm experienced by children of gambling parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 145, 106800. 

About the Speaker

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Aino Suomi

Dr Aino Suomi is a public health researcher and a clinically trained psychologist with a specific focus on child and family wellbeing across vulnerable populations. Her research has made a significant impact on policy and practice on gambling harm, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, family violence, youth justice, and child welfare services. She is the Director at the Centre for Gambling Research and an Associate Professor at the Austrailian National University.

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