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Methodological Issues whenConducting Research on LGBT      People of ColorJuan Battle, Graduate Center of the    City Univ...
Lack of large,national LGBT data       sets
Most Other Studies…
<One Group>
<One Gender>
<Couples>
<Ethnographic>
<Easier to Measure>
<Sample(s) Looked the Same>
<Cheaper to obtain>
Methological Challenges w/Collecting Data on LGBT POC        Populations
Probability Samples Need  Population Estimates
Sexuality is fluid … especially for LGBT people of color
Not to take this into account is     (inadvertently) racist.
Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
Solutions…
I. Non-probability sampling  1. Purposive sampling  sample    based  2. Quota sampling  fill cells
II. Know What You’re Measuring  1. Identity  2. Behavior  3. Attraction
III. Add Sexuality Question(s) to  (National) Surveys
Thank you for listening!
Thank you for listening!
Random sampling doesn’twork; No variance.
Methodological Issues when Conducting Research on LGBT People of Color
Methodological Issues when Conducting Research on LGBT People of Color
Methodological Issues when Conducting Research on LGBT People of Color
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Methodological Issues when Conducting Research on LGBT People of Color

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Presentation by Juan Battle, PhD at Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexualities

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Methodological Issues when Conducting Research on LGBT People of Color

  1. 1. Methodological Issues whenConducting Research on LGBT People of ColorJuan Battle, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  2. 2. Lack of large,national LGBT data sets
  3. 3. Most Other Studies…
  4. 4. <One Group>
  5. 5. <One Gender>
  6. 6. <Couples>
  7. 7. <Ethnographic>
  8. 8. <Easier to Measure>
  9. 9. <Sample(s) Looked the Same>
  10. 10. <Cheaper to obtain>
  11. 11. Methological Challenges w/Collecting Data on LGBT POC Populations
  12. 12. Probability Samples Need Population Estimates
  13. 13. Sexuality is fluid … especially for LGBT people of color
  14. 14. Not to take this into account is (inadvertently) racist.
  15. 15. Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
  16. 16. Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
  17. 17. Sexual, Racial and Ethnic Identity
  18. 18. Solutions…
  19. 19. I. Non-probability sampling 1. Purposive sampling  sample based 2. Quota sampling  fill cells
  20. 20. II. Know What You’re Measuring 1. Identity 2. Behavior 3. Attraction
  21. 21. III. Add Sexuality Question(s) to (National) Surveys
  22. 22. Thank you for listening!
  23. 23. Thank you for listening!
  24. 24. Random sampling doesn’twork; No variance.

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