ERIC Number: EJ861430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Assessing Campus Climates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Students: Methodological and Political Issues
Brown, Robert D.; Gortmaker, Valerie J.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n4 p416-435 2009
Methodological and political issues arise during the designing, conducting, and reporting of campus-climate studies for LGBT students. These issues interact; making a decision about a methodological issue (e.g., sample size) has an impact on a political issue (e.g., how well the findings will be received). Ten key questions that must be addressed when planning an LGBT campus climate study are identified and different approaches investigators have taken when conducting studies are described. Additionally, the article provides tips for being sensitive to institutional needs and vulnerabilities, as well as being responsive to methodological and political issues.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Political Issues, Educational Environment, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, School Culture, Sampling, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Research Utilization, Stakeholders, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Colleges, High Schools
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