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ERIC Number: EJ787669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Development and Validation of Videotaped Scenarios: A Method for Targeting Specific Participant Groups
Noel, Nora E.; Maisto, Stephen A.; Johnson, James D.; Jackson, Lee A., Jr.; Goings, Christopher D.; Hagman, Brett T.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n4 p419-436 2008
Researchers using scenarios often neglect to validate perceived content and salience of embedded stimuli specifically with intended participants, even when such meaning is integral to the study. For example, sex and aggression stimuli are heavily influenced by culture, so participants may not perceive what researchers intended in sexual aggression scenarios. Using four studies, the authors describe the method of scenario validation to produce two videos assessing alcohol-related sexual aggression. Both videos are identical except for the presence in one video of antiforce cues that are extremely salient to the young heterosexual men. Focus groups and questionnaires validate these men's perceptions that (a) the woman was sexually interested, (b) the sexual cues were salient, (c) the antiforce cues were salient (antiaggression video only), and (e) these antiforce cues inhibited acceptance of forced sex. Results show the value of carefully selecting and validating content when assessing socially volatile variables and provide a useful template for developing culturally valid scenarios. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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