This student-led training will provide advanced methods training in engaging with marginalized groups and understanding secondary data on said groups with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community. Encouraging and enabling participants to engage with online resources that are already available and provide advice on collecting primary data online with LGBTQ+ people. It will be broken down into 4 specific sections. Each section will feature a pre-recorded video presentation lasting approximately 15 minutes each, an accompanying blog page with links to useful resources and a 30-45 minute Q&A/reflection session over Zoom. Participants will be provided with a link to the blog, featuring all the videos and resources 2 weeks prior to the Zoom sessions. They will be encouraged to email the facilitator their questions before the Zoom session or ask them during.
The first of the four sections will introduce what LGBTQ+ stands for and why research on this community matters, with a particular focus on its significance during the current health crisis. The second section would discuss researcher positionality and issues to consider if you’re an ingroup or outgroup researcher, identifying that positionality is determined by intersections of experience. This section in particular will have value to anyone conducting research on marginalized groups. The third section will summaries some of the main sources of data on the LGBTQ+ population in Scotland and the caveats that come with said data. The final section will conclude with advice on how to engage with LGBTQ+ populations in Scotland for primary online data collection and the dos and don’ts when it comes to this.
Please note, registrations for this event close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th October.