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McNair Scholars Program

The Scholarly Conversation

Example Research Topic and Brainstorming

How are women affected by domestic abuse?

Background Knowledge/ Research

Background knowledge is the information that has guided you to this research topic and ideas that you'd like to discuss.  Some background knowledge for this topic might include:

  • Types of domestic abuse: physical, verbal, emotional, financial, sexual
  • Psychology of domestic abuse
  • Long term and short term health of abuse victims
  • The cycle of abuse
  • Access to counseling or support services
    • Alice Paul House
    • Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Demographic groups that are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse
    • Indigenous peoples
    • Women of color
    • LBGT/ Trans women
Research Log Activity 
Or Copy/Paste: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Gt4jqiB25eiBamOJHUvGnKW7IqTebW8x9Z_cZLpkbg/copy