Conceptual Issues in Research with Survivors and Illustrations from a Follow-Up Study

  • Bonnie L. Green
  • Mary C. Grace
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The purpose of the present chapter is twofold. First, we would like to set out some general issues in doing research with survivors of extreme stress events. Initially, we will touch on the subjective narrative as a source of empirical data. We will then propose that there are two different genres of questions that are being asked in trauma research at the present time. The nature of these will be delineated along with more specific subquestions. Next, a set of methodologic considerations that may reduce the generalizability of findings from any particular sample of survivors will be briefly discussed.


Traumatic Event Conceptual Issue Extreme Stress Vietnam Veteran Life Threat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonnie L. Green
    • 1
  • Mary C. Grace
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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