Enhancing the Quality of Survey Data on Violence Against Women: A Feminist Approach

Citation:

Smith, Michael D. 1994. “Enhancing the Quality of Survey Data on Violence Against Women: A Feminist Approach.” Gender and Society 8 (1): 109-27.

Author: Michael D. Smith

Abstract:

A major methodological problem in victimization surveys on physical and sexual violence against women is the underreporting of violence. The first part of this article makes a case for 6 feminist strategies for improving the accuracy of self-report data on victimization within a mainstream survey research framework. The second part of the article is a presentation of data from a survey of Toronto women that is designed to show the efficacy of these feminist strategies.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Violence, SV against women

Year: 1994

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