ERIC Number: EJ1126177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Go-Along Interviewing with LGBTQ Youth in Canada and the United States
Porta, Carolyn M.; Corliss, Heather L.; Wolowic, Jennifer M.; Johnson, Abigail Z.; Fritz Fogel, Katie; Gower, Amy L.; Saewyc, Elizabeth M.; Eisenberg, Marla E.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n1 p1-15 2017
Go-along interviews, which are interviews conducted while being in and moving within participant selected spaces, were conducted with 66 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents (14-19 years old) in their self-identified communities to explore perceived community attributes, including safe spaces, resources, and supports; this article highlights methodological lessons learned. Successful recruitment in 2 countries and varied community settings required partnership with local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer supporting agencies, including school-based gay--straight alliances. Youth chose to walk, use public transportation, and drive to community locations, identifying numerous formal and informal resources in their communities. Participant reflections highlighted that go-along interviews can be conducted in safe ways that encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to express themselves about communities in which they live, study, work, play, and relax.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Adolescents, Community Influence, Social Support Groups, Research Methodology, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Agency Cooperation, School Community Programs, Transportation, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States