Interviewer training in the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence

Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Charlotte Watts, Mary Ellsberg, Lori Heise, Claudia García-Moreno

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Abstract

The importance of a sound research strategy for measuring and understanding violence against women cross-culturally is well recognized. However, the value of specialized interviewer training to attain these data is not always fully appreciated. This article describes interviewer selection and training in the World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence and highlights their importance. Such training ensures high-quality data and cross-country comparability, protects the safety of respondents and interviewers, and increases the impact of the study. Moreover, women are not only willing to share experiences with trained and empathetic interviewers but also find the interview a positive experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-849
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Household survey
  • Interviewer selection
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Research methods
  • Specialized interviewer training
  • Violence against women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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