RESEARCH HELPS US EXPLORE TOUGH QUESTIONS
Qualitative and quantitative research can help us to better understand sexual violence, its impacts, and the most effective ways for institutions to respond. Below are some topic areas that we believe are imperative to our work, and some recent research that begins to answer some of those difficult questions.
INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO VIOLENCE
- What strategies are institutions of higher education implementing to prevent sexual violence?
- How closely do institution policies and procedures reflect federal law and best practice standards?
- How are institutions complying with the Clery Act?
- How well do institutional policies reflect a feminist approach to campus sexual violence?
- What do Title IX professionals think of current institutional approaches to address violence?
- How easy is it to access Title IX information on institutional websites?
- How do sexual assault survivors respond to campus prevention programming?
INTERSECTIONS OF VIOLENCE WITH RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
- How does identity impact how students think about campus sexual violence?
- How does racial bias impact how student assess sexual assault risk?
- What do social justice approaches to campus sexual violence look like?
- How are LGBT students impacted by negative peer support?
- How does perceived race/ethnicity impact bystander behavior?
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES ON CAMPUS
- What is the evidence base for bystander intervention education as a prevention strategy?
- What are the expected effects of bystander programs on campus?
- What are the unintended consequences of bystander education?
- Is compelled disclosure disclosure an evidence-based practice?
- What is the evidence base for using mobile-based applications on campus to address sexual violence?
- Is safety planning an evidence-based practice?