Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists

Produced by PATH and the World Health Organization, this guide draws on the experience of researchers from more than 40 countries and presents methods for performing surveys and qualitative research on gender-based violence in low-resource settings. It covers all aspects of the research process, from study design to training field workers. It also describes ways to use findings to influence decision-makers. Most important, it presents clear guidelines for protecting the safety of women participating in the research. The guide is available as one large file or as 16 smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: January 2005

Available materials

    1. Researching Violence Against Women (entire manual) 5 MB PDF
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    2. Researching Violence Against Women: front matter 227.7 KB PDF
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    3. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 1: Violence Against Women as a Health and Development Issue 234.4 KB PDF
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    4. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 2: Ethical Considerations for Researching Violence Against Women 514.7 KB PDF
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    5. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 3: Developing a Research Strategy 206.8 KB PDF
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    6. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 4: Quantitative Approaches to Research 291 KB PDF
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    7. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 5: Qualitative Approaches to Research 229.7 KB PDF
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    8. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 6: The Challenge of Defining and Measuring Violence in Quantitative Research 247.5 KB PDF
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    9. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 7: Developing a Sampling Strategy 458.8 KB PDF
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    10. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 8: Tools for Collecting Quantitative Data 191.1 KB PDF
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    11. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 9: Tools for Collecting Qualitative Data 412.3 KB PDF
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    12. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 10: Building Your Research Team 566.9 KB PDF
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    13. Researcing Violence Against Women: Chapter 11: In the Field 998.7 KB PDF
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    14. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 12: Analyzing Quantitative Data 175.2 KB PDF
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    15. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 13: Analyzing Qualitative Data 293.5 KB PDF
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    16. Researching Violence Against Women: Chapter 14: From Research to Action 752.8 KB PDF
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    17. Researching Violence Against Women: appendices 349.5 KB PDF
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