Ongoing Research Projects

I have several research projects where I am collecting data.  If you would like to take part in any of them, please find out more about each below:

Exploring Attitudes towards Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

In this study, we are exploring factors that are associated with IPV.  This study involves a computerised task to match pairs of words and a number of short questionnaires.  If you’d like to take part, please click on the following link: http://psychologyexperiments.net/iatconsentv.html 

An Exploration of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within same-sex relationships

The aim of the project is to explore the experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) within same-sex relationships using qualitative methods. Research has demonstrated the frequency of IPV within both heterosexual and homosexual relationships; the majority of these studies has used large scale quantitative based studies and has disproportionately focused on heterosexual IPV. The aim of the current study, by utilising a qualitative method, is to allow the exploration of the experiences of both perpetration and victimisation of physical aggression and controlling behaviour. With feminist researchers suggesting the presence of control within heterosexual relationships is as a product of men’s patriarchal values driving them to control women; the exploration of control within same-sex relationships allows a greater understanding of controlling behaviour and the effects it has as well as enabling us to gain a greater understanding of the relationship with physical aggression.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please find more information here: Participant Information Sheet; Debrief.  If you would like to take part, please email me on Elizabeth.Bates@cumbria.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time to engage in the web chat.