ERIC Number: EJ942373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Answering the Questions of Rape Prevention Research: A Response to Tharp et al. (2011)
Foubert, John D.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n16 p3393-3402 Nov 2011
Rape prevention programmers and researchers have long struggled to select the most appropriate theoretical models to frame their work. Questions abound regarding appropriate standards of evidence for success of program interventions. The present article provides an alternative point of view to the one put forward by seven staff members from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Tharp et al., 2011). Questions are posed for readers to consider regarding the appropriateness of the medical model for rape prevention programs, whether randomized control trials are the one and only gold standard, whether programs presented to groups should be evaluated at the group or individual level, whether subscribing to principles of prevention selected by the CDC for other disciplines translate well to rape prevention, what constitutes sufficient dosage, and what constitutes a rigorous research program studying an evolving rape prevention intervention.
Descriptors: Rape, Models, Prevention, Evidence, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
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