Minneapolis Violence Abuse Study Essay

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Female offenders’ perceptions of safety and well-being during incarcerati A. Three open-ended questions: Open ended questions are questions that do not restrict the answer, and is usually recorded. In open-ended questions, answer given maybe used at a later stage to analyze and classify responses (e.g; into negative, or neutral). Also it may yield quantitative data. This type of questions allows the respondents to answer in a relatively unconstrained way. 1. Tell me about how you got pregnant. 2. Tell me how you were attacked by two gang members. 3. Tell me about your sexual abuse by your cell mate B. Closed ended-questions In closed-ended questions, the respondents chose from two or more choices. This makes it easier for the respondents because the answers are provided.(Bachman) 1. How many times have you been sick in the last two months? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 2. How many times have you been attacked in last two months? a. Once b. Twice c. Three times d. None 3. Are you in better health now comparing to before incarcerate? a. Better b. Worse c. Somewhat d. Do not know 4. Three Likert responses: In this type of questions, it provides list of choices for respondents to select their level of agreement with a statement; 1. Female offenders are denied sick calls in the morning. 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Disagree 4. Strongly disagree 2. Female offenders are denied medications for headaches. 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Disagree 4. Strongly Disagree 3. Female offenders are denied mental health counseling by male correction officers 1. Strongly agree 2. . Agree 3. Disagree 4. Strongly Disagree 4. Three filter Questions: in this type of survey, it identifies a subset of respondents who then are asked other questions.

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