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|Title:||Comparing Love and Domestic Violence in Heterosexual and Same Sex Relationships, 2005-2006|
|Depositor:||Donovan, C., University of Sunderland. School of Health, Natural and Social Sciences|
Donovan, C., University of Sunderland. School of Health, Natural and Social Sciences
Hester, M., University of Bristol. School for Policy Studies
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||Johnathon Holmes and Melanie McCarry: Research Associates|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Comparing Love and Domestic Violence in Heterosexual and Same Sex Relationships, 2005-2006 is a mixed methods study. The study sought to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic violence in same sex relationships and had the following research aims:
Further information is available from the ESRC Comparing Love and Domestic Violence in Heterosexual and Same Sex Relationships award web page.
The survey includes questions on: respondents' current relationships, decision-making and conflict resolution; experiences of emotional, physical and sexual abusive behaviours and their impact; experiences of using emotional, physical and sexual behaviours on an intimate same sex partner; the reasons for their behaviour; and help seeking.
Qualitative interview transcripts:
Interviews focused on a 'best' and a 'worst' relationship experience including questions about how they met; how they organised their relationship; whether they loved their partner and how they knew; decision-making; the best and the worst of being in the relationship; how the relationship had ended; general questions about love and domestic violence in same sex relationships.
|Dates of fieldwork:||November 2005 - October 2006|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Semi-structured interview transcripts
Quantitative survey: women and men aged 16-65 who had experienced a same sex relationship in the UK.
Qualitative interview transcripts: women and men aged 18-65 who had experienced same sex and/or heterosexual relationships in the UK.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Volunteer sample; Convenience sample
Those interviewed from the quantitative survey sample constituted a purposive sample for the semi-structured interviews. Factors such as geographical location, age and relationship experience were considered.
|Number of units:||Quantitative survey: 800; Qualitative interview transcripts: 59|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
|DISABILITIES||DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||DOMESTIC VIOLENCE|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EMOTIONAL STATES||ETHNIC GROUPS|
|FEMALE HOMOSEXUALITY||FINANCIAL RESOURCES||GENDER ROLE|
|HOUSING TENURE||ILLEGAL DRUGS||INCOME|
|INFIDELITY||INFORMATION SERVICES||INFORMATION SOURCES|
|INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION||INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS|
|MALE HOMOSEXUALITY||MARITAL HISTORY||MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION|
|PARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)||PREMARITAL SEX||SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS|
|SEXUAL ASSAULT||SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR||SEXUAL OFFENCES|
|SEXUAL ORIENTATION||SOCIAL CLASS||UNITED KINGDOM|
|VIRTUES AND VICES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||01 December 2009|
|Copyright:||Copyright C. Donovan and M. Hester|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6332_Information.htm||20|
By principal investigator(s):
McCarry, M., Hester, M. and Donovan C. (2007) ‘Researching same sex domestic violence: constructing a survey methodology', Sociological Research Online, 13(1). Retrieved November 25, 2009 from http://www.socresonline.org.uk/13/1/8.html
Donovan, C. and Hester M. (2008) '"Because she was my first girlfriend, I didn’t know any different": making the case for mainstreaming same-sex sex/relationship education', Journal of Sex Education, 8(3), pp.277-287.
Hester, M. and Donovan, C. (2009) ‘Researching domestic violence in same sex relationships – a feminist epistemological approach to survey development’, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13(2), pp.161-173.
Resulting from secondary analysis: