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National Institute of Justice Fellowship: Violence Against Indian Women Research Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $493,357)

Under this visiting fellowship, Dr. Rosay will re-analyze the national and state data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), focusing on the prevalence of sexual violence victimization, stalking victimization, and violence by an intimate partner. Analyses will examine how certain analytic choices impact national and state estimates (e.g., only using complete interviews to calculate estimates, including refusal cases in the denominator). Second, Dr. Rosay will thoroughly investigate the psychometric properties of the sexual violence, stalking victimization, and violence by an intimate partner measures using both conventional and advanced psychometric techniques. In particular, Dr. Rosay will examine how victimization histories and race/ethnicity impact (a) the psychometric properties of each scale and (b) the resulting estimates. Third, Dr. Rosay will analyze the American Indian and Alaska Native oversample that was included in the 2010 NISVS data collection effort. Dr. Rosay will also participate in a wide range of collegial work with the NIJ Director and NIJ staff to shape and inform the core knowledge-building work of NIJ, to support the Section 904 Tribal Task Force, and to guide NIJ's program of research on violence against Indian women in tribal communities. The first year of Dr. Rosay's appointment will focus on analysis and dissemination (e.g., presentations and research briefs). The second year of Dr. Rosay's appointment will focus on additional dissemination activities. These additional activities will include peer reviewed publications, official reports, and presentations. Dr. Rosay's "capstone" research will be to significantly advance the measurement and analysis of violence against women, particularly of violence against Indian women. nca/ncf

Date Created: June 24, 2012