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“As the backlash against feminist research continues unabated, this important volume signals no retreat. Bringing together the foremost international researchers in the area of violence against women, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women offers excellent assessments of the dimensions of date rape-particularly on college campuses. Reasons why this form of violence against women has provoked such intense responses as well as new methodologies are thoroughly explored. Finally, the work examines the impact this research has on those who do it and calls for more work on women's victimization and the links between it and other forms of discrimination.” – Meda Chesney-Lind, Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii–Manoa A remarkable introduction to research in the field, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women provides cutting-edge information on the various ...

The Sexual Harassment of Researchers by Research Subjects: Lessons From the Field
The sexual harassment of researchers by research subjects: Lessons from the field
JenniferK.Huff

There is no question that the personal characteristics of a researcher influence the research process. Gender, in particular, affects research. For example, some field researchers have attributed their ability to gain acceptance in a setting to their status as women (Gurney, 1985; Warren, 1988; Warren & Rassmussen, 1977). Respondents may stereotypically perceive a woman investigator to be incompetent and powerless. As a result, individuals may consider a female researcher nonthreatening and be quicker to accept her (Easterday, Papademas, Schorr, & Valentine, 1977; Warren & Rassmussen, 1977). Supposedly, then, being female may facilitate access to rich and detailed information.

However, although being seen ...

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