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Researching Men's Violence Against Women as Feminist Women Researchers: The Tensions We Face.

Authors
  • Dheensa, Sandi1
  • Morgan, Karen1
  • Love, Beverly2
  • Cramer, Helen1
  • 1 Domestic Violence and Abuse Health Research Group, Centre for Academic Primary Care, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
  • 2 National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2024
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
347–371
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012221134823
PMID: 36325732
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Qualitative and feminist researchers aim to build rapport, show empathy, be non-judgemental, and equalise power imbalances. A crucial challenge researchers face is how to navigate and balance competing aims and values when interacting with and interviewing participants who have perpetrated intimate partner violence and abuse towards women. In this article, four female researchers evaluating perpetrator programmes for abusive men use reflexive analysis to identify the tensions encountered in such research. We outline how these tensions affected us and the data produced, and end with recommendations, which we hope will help prepare researchers, particularly women, for conducting interviews with violent/abusive men.

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