Evaluation

Evaluating the SVPP

Dartmouth is partnering with experts in sexual violence prevention, research, and evaluation, from Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). They are tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of the SVPP utilizing a multi-year, mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative), longitudinal study.

Methods include:

  • Annual Survey - Culture, Behavior, & Experiences (CBE) survey
  • Pre & 6-week Post Training surveys 
  • Focus Groups & Individual Interviews
  • Real-Time Random Sampling

The overall research and evaluation will help determine if our prevention efforts are making a difference by increasing positive behavior (SVPP outcomes) and decreasing harmful behavior (sexual violence). 

The results of the research and evaluation will guide Dartmouth's prevention efforts moving forward and those that participate in the research, their responses, will contribute to the body of science for sexual violence prevention that could contribute to prevention strategies at other institutions across the country.

Sexual Violence Prevention Research

Currently, there is very little academic research looking into the types of interventions that successfully prevent sexual violence. Dartmouth has committed to not only implement multiple types of interventions through the Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP), but also evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions.