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Methods of Researching Violence Against Women

- What are some potential methods of researching violence against women?
- Specifically, what are ways in which violence against women could be studied using interpretative and critical frameworks?
- What would you change and why?
- What different types of information would you likely obtain using this research process?

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One of the potential methods of researching violence against women is through interviewing. The way an interview is conducted affects the likelihood of the respondents to report incidents that are distressing. One should consider the gender of the interviewer, special training in sensitive interviewing and privacy during the interview. The presence of a violent partner in the room where the woman is being interviewed reduces the reporting of the violence (Walby & Myhill, 2001).

Dedicated surveys can also be used to research violence against women since they focus on the issue of violence against women and facilitate a further number of methodological adjustments, reduce the time spent on such questions and remove the potentially restrictive crime context. Face-to-face interviews, telephone, self-completion on a computer and using postal questionnaires can be used to conduct ...

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The solution takes a careful look in the methods currently available for researching domestic violence against women, such as interviewing, and comments on factors that influence the effectiveness of those methods as well as making suggestions for improvements in the current methodology. 500 words with two references.