Research on sexual violence is often conducted within the qualitative paradigm. However, many writers have described the lack of specific detail provided with regard to decisions and processes involved in transcribing and analyzing this type of data. In this article, I will provide a description and discussion of the organization, categorization, and analysis of in-depth interviews in a recent study of women who sexually abused children. The study revealed common experiences of sexual and other abuse in the women’s childhood and adult relationships. These experiences created vulnerabilities that appeared to play a significant role in the women’s offenses. Although abused women rarely abuse others, the findings suggest that supporting and providing therapy to victims of abuse might minimize the potential for such outcomes.
Sexual Violence, Transcription, Data Analysis, Qualitative, Feminist
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McNulty, E. A. (2012). Transcription and Analysis of Qualitative Data in a Study of Women Who Sexually Offended Against Children . The Qualitative Report, 17(47), 1-18. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol17/iss47/2