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Research agenda project rap setting a global violence prevention research agenda on behalf of vpa

Research Agenda Project (RAP):Setting a global violence prevention research agenda on behalf of VPA

Masako Tanaka, Ph.D. McMaster University

on behalf of the RAP group

Cape town, South Africa

September 6-7 2011


Aim

  • To establish a global violence prevention research agenda on behalf of VPA

    • Next 5 years

    • Focus on interpersonal violence (6 types)

    • Low-, middle-, and high-income countries


Methods delphi consensus development
Methods: Delphi consensus development

  • Step 1: Generate research questions

  • Step 2: Compile items and create survey

  • Step 3: Identify survey respondents

  • Step 4: Administer the online survey

  • Step 5: Score items

  • Step 6: Develop the second survey

  • Step 7: Summarize results for publication


Methods step 1 generate research questions
Methods - Step 1Generate research questions

  • Participants (RAP group and their associates): Total 97

    • From LMICs (17): n=23

    • From HICs (14): n=74

  • List of research questions

    • For LMICs: 108 items

    • For HICs: 50 items


Methods step 2 compile items and create survey
Methods – Step 2Compile items and create survey

  • Approach to compile items:

    • Combined all economic levels

    • Grouped lower-concept items together

    • Public health approach to group items

    • Survey is created for each abuse type

    • Cross-cutting area relevant to all types


Methods step 2 compile items and create survey1
Methods – Step 2Compile items and create survey

  • Survey structure:

    • Section 1:

      • Demographics

      • Choose income levels (LMICs, HICs, or all)

      • Choose type of abuse

    • Section 2: for selected abuse types:

      • Rank the priority among 4 public health steps

        • Then rank items in order of priority within each step

    • Section 3:

      • Cross-cutting areas (methodology, knowledge translation, law)


Methods step 3 survey respondents identified by rap
Methods – Step 3Survey respondents identified by RAP


Questions
Questions

  • Identify the survey respondents

    • Should we increase respondents from LMICs? OR reduce respondents from HICs?

      • Can we ask respondents to forward a link to the survey to their colleagues (from LMICs)?

    • Should we distribute the survey to relevant organizations such as UN women?

    • Should we make the survey available for general public to respond?

    • Should we seek feedback from general public about the results of the survey?


Next steps and time line
Next steps and time line

  • Administer online survey in mid September 2011, for 2 weeks

  • Analyze results

  • Send second survey

  • Prepare draft publication (summarizing Delphi process and results)

  • Prepare draft publication (Document suitable for general public summarizing research priorities)


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