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Web and Media Technologies, MRC

By An Evaluation, Hendra Van Zyl, Liz Dartnall and Sonja Swanevelder


The Sexual Violence Research Initiative has been providing materials and resources on sexual violence to its members since 2003. During this time the SVRI has moved from the World Health Organisation to the Medical Research Council in South Africa. Interaction with members, particularly in the use of Web and media technologies, has subsequently been extended. The core Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) used are the SVRI Web site and listserv. In order to gauge the extent to which these ICTs meet the information and research support needs of our members, in partnership with the Web and Media Technologies Unit of the Medical Research Council, the SVRI undertook an evaluation in the form of a consumer health informatics study of its Web site and listserv. This report outlines the key findings of this evaluation. The study used an online questionnaire; and participation in the survey was voluntary and anonymous. Respondents were sampled using the SVRI listserv population and 118 people completed the online survey. The information gathered through this process included: demographic and general information on respondents; feedback on SVRI Web site including frequency of use; relevance of materials; translation and overall impressions; and information on the SVRI listserv, such as subscription length; relevance and utility of materials and resources, along with the extent to which these materials mee

Year: 2008
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