Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Section 904 Researchers' Workshops

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Violence Against Indian Women (VAIW) Pilot Study Research Workshop, 2012

On March 1, 2012, NIJ convened a second researchers' workshop to coordinate with and elicit feedback from the research community regarding NIJ's research program on violence against AI and AN women. NIJ brought together federal partners, stakeholders, and prominent researchers and experts in the areas of violence against women; AI and AN research and evaluation; research methods in Indian Country; and public health and public safety issues in Indian Country to discuss the scientific results of NIJ's Violence Against Indian Women (VAIW) pilot study conducted in late 2011 and early 2012.

Section 904 Violence Against Indian Women in Indian Country Researcher's Workshop, 2009

Meeting Summary

Review a summary of the research workshop (pdf, 17 pages) complete with agenda and speaker's bios.

In spring 2009, NIJ convened a two-day researchers' workshop to coordinate with and elicit feedback from the research community regarding NIJ's research program on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. NIJ brought together prominent researchers and experts in the following areas:

  • Violence against women.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native research and evaluation.
  • Conducting research in Indian Country.
  • Public health and public safety issues in Indian Country.

Participants discussed the scientific feasibility and practical considerations of NIJ's research program to ensure that it was viable, systematic and comprehensive.

The participants provided guidance, feedback and recommendations related to the following topics:

  • Sampling.
  • Units of analysis.
  • Culturally appropriate methods, scales and measures.
  • Modes of survey administration.
  • Ethical considerations.
  • Facilitating participation by tribal communities.
  • Outreach.
Date Modified: March 4, 2013