Week 3 Covid
Fegert, J. M., Vitiello, B., Plener, P. L., & Clemens, V. (2020). Challenges and burden of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for child and adolescent mental health: a narrative review to highlight clinical and research needs in the acute phase and the long return to normality. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 14, 1-11. doi:10.1186/s13034-020-00329-3
Research Questions, Theory, and Method
The researchers do not provide a specific research question, but they evaluated the impact of the phases, through which COVID-19 pandemic evolves, on the “mental health of children and adolescents and the provision of psychiatric” (p.2).
The authors do not appear to define any conceptualized terms in the study.
The study was not a primary study, but a narrative review of studies conducted using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, where the study does not reveal the reasoning (deductive or inductive) since it was not a primary study. In addition, the authors do not indicate any hypothesis tested in their study since they reviewed the current literature on the topic.
The Unit of Analysis
The unit of analysis for the study were current studies on the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health of children and adolescents, and the psychiatric care available. The researchers do not appear to have indicated any sample size, sampling method, or measurements of indexes or scales.
The data for the study was collected using a review of published literature. The limitation of the approach was the fact that the researchers used other people’s perspective on the topic since the reviewers did not collect or analyze primary data. Other crucial elements were not listed in the study, such as limitations or ways of minimizing them, data analysis methods, and support or lack of it thereof for the hypothesis was also missing.
Data Analysis and Report Writing
The data for the study was collected using a review of the current literature and presented in various themes in the research report, whereby it is not indicative of any ethical problems. The manuscript is thematically presented to make it eligible and readable.
The manuscript review provided essential lessons regarding the systemic review of the literature as a research method. Researchers collected sufficient data from current studies on the topic and reported them thematically. Therefore, the current assignment will improve my ability to search, read, and interpret research articles.
Fegert, J. M., Vitiello, B., Plener, P. L., & Clemens, V. (2020). Challenges and burden of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for child and adolescent mental health: a narrative review to highlight clinical and research needs in the acute phase and the long return to normality. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 14, 1-11. doi:10.1186/s13034-020-00329-3