Title: Indirect techniques to study gender violence
Authors: Beatriz Cobo - University of Granada (Spain) [presenting]
Maria del Mar Rueda - Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Abstract: Social research is faced with difficulties in finding safe and truthful answers since respondents offer a respondent-based on what is socially acceptable or hide information by giving false answers or do not respond. Indirect techniques were developed to be reliable when faced with sensitive questions. Since its creation, many techniques have been developed, specifically, we are going to focus on the item count technique and the crosswise technique to carry out a study on gender violence. Gender-based violence is an act of violence for reasons of sex that has or may result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering for women, as well as threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether they occur in public life or private life. The World Health Organization indicates that gender violence is a priority problem in public health and that it must be addressed from different areas. For this reason, the prevention of these situations is crucial, and numerous studies are carried out that reflect the current situation to take measures. We focus on physical, emotional and sexual violence, and the estimates obtained through indirect techniques are compared with those obtained from direct questioning, and regression models are studied.