For the last six months or so, I’ve been working (slowly) with a small team (mainly Anne Wallace-DiGarbo, Katherine Smith, Judy Litke and me) to create a collection of research and literature on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). It went live today!
The collection, which is available from http://avp.international/literature, is grouped under four headings:
- Descriptions of AVP – non-research literature about AVP (e.g., descriptions of AVP workshops and discussion of the history of AVP)
- AVP Research – evaluations of AVP and other research about AVP
- Related research – research that is relevant to AVP but is not directly about AVP (e.g., research about related programs or violence prevention)
- Research methods (coming soon) – discussion about research designs, methods & instruments that might be used in AVP research.
We originally started working on a collection of AVP research, but as we found other useful material we decided to expand the focus to AVP literature. So far we have concentrated on AVP research and will continue to look for more material for the other sections.
Creating the collection have raised a number of dilemmas. Continue reading