Essay on Creating The Questionnaire On Female Genital Cutting
Creating the Questionnaire
This exploratory study was conducted using a survey instrument via Google Survey Forms that employed a mixture of quantitative and qualitative questions to understand the meaning behind the practice of female genital cutting. The survey was divided into three sections: 1) General Information, 2) Personal Experience, and 3) Social Experience. The full list of questions can be found in the Appendix.
The General Information section contained questions concerning the demographic data of participants such as age, education level, religion, country of residence, etc. These questions were asked to determine the demographic similarities between research participants. Next, questions related to personal and social experience were asked to determine participant’s knowledge and experience of female genital cutting within their communities.
In order to develop these survey questions, Sahiyo consulted with various FGC experts and NGOs, as well as reviewed the sources referenced in the literature review and created questions based off survey/questions used within these studies. Lastly, Sahiyo co-founder Mariya Taher completed a Master’s thesis at San Francisco State on the topic of FGC in the Dawoodi Bohra community within the United States, and her thesis was consulted to guide the wording of specific questions pertaining to the practice of khatna within the Dawoodi Bohra community. Additionally, the researchers, as natives in the Dawoodi Bohra…