New Survey Methodologies in Researching Violence Against Women

S. Walby, A. Myhill

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This paper assesses the methodologies of the new national surveys of violence against women, including those in the US, Canada, Australia, Finland and the Netherlands, as well as the British Crime Survey. The development of large-scale quantitative survey methodology so as to be suitabkfor such a sensitive subject has involved many innovations. The paper concludes with recommendations for further improvements including: The sampling frame, the scaling of both sexual assaults and range of impacts, the recording of series rather than merely single events, the collection ofdisagregated socio-economic data and criminal history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomestic Violence
EditorsMichael Freeman
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780754626442
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2008

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