This paper aims to describe the experience of fi nding participants for a qualitative research on gender violence against Latin American immigrant women. The challenges in reaching the research sample, strategies to achieve the aimed number of participants, as well as ethical aspects involved in studying gender violence are discussed in this work. The problem found on the methodology can refl ect the obstacles that impede women to seek help. It seems that there are similar barrier in the fi eld of research and intervention about violence that should be identifi ed. Finally, advice is given on the impact produced by the interviews on the researchers' lives and we recommend that they adopt strategies in order to balance personal and professional life.
|Journal||Temas em Psicologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Ethical issues
- Gender violence
- Qualitative research