1st Edition

Researching Gender Violence

Edited By Tina Skinner, Marianne Hester, Ellen Malos Copyright 2005
    256 Pages
    by Willan

    254 Pages
    by Willan

    In this edited collection leading authors in the field draw on their experience to address key methodological questions and challenges that have arisen from the recent proliferation of research projects and government funded initiatives on violence against women. Topics include: evaluation research and feminist methodology; using quantitative and qualitative approaches; ethics, safety and access in sensitive research; interviewing practitioners, perpetrators, policy makers, and survivors (including children, women and young people); utilising discourse analysis to interpret data; undertaking cross national and comparative research; practical guidelines for practitioners/academics wishing to consult with women survivors; gearing research to facilitate positive change in policy and practice; and using the media for dissemination. increased focus on gender related violence politically and academicallythis book addresses head on the complex methodological issues involvedleading experts in the field as contributors

    Contents Preface 1 Methodology, feminism and gender violence Tina Skinner , Marianne Hester and Ellen Malos 2 Feminist quantitative methodology: evaluating policing of domestic violence Sue Griffiths and Jalna Hanmer 3 Researching people in power: practice, analysis and action Tina Skinner 4 Researching Asian children's experiences of domestic violence: thesignificance of cultural competence and shared ethnicities ofparticipants in the research process Umme Imam with Parveen Akhtar 5 Conducting social research with young people: ethical considerations Melanie McCarry 6 Comparison and collaboration: researching young people's experiencesand perceptions of violence in the family across China and the UK Marianne Hester and Geetanjuli Gangoli 7 Researching women political prisoners in Northern Ireland: ethnographic problems and negotiations Mary Corcoran 8 Listening to women's voices: the participation of domestic violence survivors in services Gill Hague and Audrey Mullender 9 Researching violent fathers Lynne Harne 10 Balls and permissions: theorising the links between football and domestic violence Jill Radford and Eve Hudson 11 In memoriam: Sue Lees (1941-- 2002), her life, research and influence Jill Radford and Nicole Westmarland Index


    Tina Skinner, Marianne Hester, Ellen Malos