Research on violence against women: Creating survivor informed collaborations
Violence Against Women
This article discusses a group approach to creating collaboration among researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policy makers in research on violence against women. This model promotes mutual learning and research that is multidisciplinary and survivor-informed. We offer examples of the structures, outcomes, and processes necessary to support effective collaboration. We define collaboration as a multilayered process and we address group tensions around differing perspectives and interests, promoting diversity and cohesiveness, and relationships of power and status that need to be negotiated. We emphasize the skills and expertise of advocates in all aspects of the research process.
Gilfus, M., Fineran S., Cohan, D.J., Jensen, S.A., Hartwick, L., & Spath, R. (1999). Research on violence against women: Creating survivor informed collaborations. Violence Against Women, 5(10), 1194-1212.