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Measuring Domestic Violence in Longitudinal Research

Loxton D, Townsend L, Cavenagh D & Green L. Measuring Domestic Violence in Longitudinal Research. Report prepared for the Department of Social Services, October 2017. 

This report was commissioned by the Department of Social Services in March 2017. The report aims to:

  • Determine why there is inconsistency in responding to abuse items,
  • Investigate the degree to which an inconsistent response indicates the presence or absence of abuse events, and
  • Examine the relative validity of asking about abuse using different timeframes.