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1. Why do feminists not like structured interviews & questionaires and which theorist suggests an alternative?

  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg unstrucutred interviews/observations, feminists do so
  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg focus groups/observations, feminists do so
  • They give a disorted & invalid picture of womens experiences, impose researchers categories and make it hard to express themeselves, Graham - Use methods that allow understanding of women eg content analysis/observations, feminists do so
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2. Who did a victim survey about gendered power relationships?

  • Walklate - Unstructured interviews, found many female victims unable to leave partner due to gendered power relationships eg less money/job, nowhere to go (refuges declining), often blame themselves, threats of violence/losing kids scares them
  • Dobash & Dobash - Unstructured interviews, found many female victims unable to leave partner due to gendered power relationships eg less money/job, nowhere to go (refuges declining), often blame themselves, threats of violence/losing kids scares them
  • Kelly - Unstructured interviews, found many female victims unable to leave partner due to gendered power relationships eg less money/job, nowhere to go (refuges declining), often blame themselves, threats of violence/losing kids scares them

3. What is an evaluation of feminist victim surveys?

  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exaggerate & use wide definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, New Right see conflict as natural in intimacy
  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exaggerate & use wide definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, Functionalists see conflict as natural in intimacy
  • Interviewer bias from feminists, Encourage women to exagerate & use narrow definition of victimisation that others wouldnt accept, ignore/play down male victimisation, New Right see conflict as natural in intimacy

4. How are feminist victim surveys conducted?

  • Usually produce qualitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence
  • Usually produce qualitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence & sexual attacks
  • Usually produce quantitative data on female victims of male crimes, focus on domestic violence & sexual attacks

5. Who did research into survivours of domestic abuse?

  • Walklate - Found many women were undermined by verbal & physical abuse
  • Kelly - Found many women were undermined by verbal & physical abuse
  • Kelly - Found many men were undermined by verbal abuse

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