Feminist research on gender, violence and abuse has been an area of academic study since the late 1970s, and has increased exponentially over this time on a global scale. Although situated in a predominantly qualitative tradition, research in the field has developed to include quantitative and mixed methodologies. This book offers a compendium of research methods on gender and violence, from the traditional to the innovative, and showcases best practice in feminist research and international case studies. Researching Gender, Violence and Abuse covers:
This book is perfect reading for students taking courses on violence against women, domestic violence, gender and crime, as well as advanced students embarking on new research.
"This is an essential companion for researchers on domestic and sexual violence. Whether their data comprises voices, numbers, images, or something else, new and established researchers alike will find invaluable guidance on effective ways to generate new knowledge and use this to make a difference."
Dr Michael Flood, author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention
"This timely and authoritative book is an immensely readable account of the philosophies, principles and practices of feminist-informed methodologies used in researching gender-based violence. It engages with critical questions of theory, politics and ethics and through its use of case studies and the provision of excellent examples of the application of feminist research will no doubt excite and inspire both new and experienced researchers."
Michele Burman,Professor of Criminology, University of Glasgow
Part I: Feminist approaches to research
2. The principles of feminist research
3. Ethical considerations when researching gender, violence and abuse
4. Multidisciplinary and partnership working
Part II: Research methods
5. Interviews and focus groups
6. Conducting surveys
7. Arts-based and creative methods
8. Working with existing data
Part III: Research praxis - Using feminist research
10. Influencing and being influenced by activism
11. Using research to influence policy and practice