Researching Gender Violence: Feminist Methodology in Action

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Tina Skinner, Mariane Hester, MS Ellen Malos
Willan Pub., 2005 - Social Science - 240 pages
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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

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Hester-University of Bristol

Ellen worked as a researcher and teacher in the University of Bristol for more than 20 years. She was a founder of the Domestic Violence Research Group (now the Violence Against Women Research Group) in the School for Policy Studies which carries out a wide range of research into the impact of domestic violence on women and their children and looks at the implications for law, policy and practical services in local, national and international contexts. Prior to coming to the University, Ellen was actively involved with the Women's Aid movement in working to develop effective support across a range of services and much of her research and that of her colleague, Gill Hague, is carried out in consultation with the UK women's aid federations. In 2006, Ellen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (L.L.D by the University of Bristol).

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