survey, equity

Race and ethnicity: Collecting demographic data in a survey

October 21, 2020 | Pieta Blakely

There are multiple reasons why you might want to collect race/ethnic data on a survey and each of those reasons will have different implications for what you ask and how. In this post, I will clarify the different purposes that might be served by asking about race/ethnicity and provide some ...

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survey, methods, equity

Sex, gender, and sexual orientation: Some resources on collecting demographic data in a survey

March 20, 2019 | Pieta Blakely

A few weeks ago, I published a tip on asking about gender on a survey. The subject obviously requires a lot more than one tip. Below are several excellent resources on asking about gender or sexual orientation on a survey. A reminder: not asking at all might be the best approach.

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survey, methods, program evaluation

A large sample of the wrong people is just a waste of time: How to tell if your sample is representative

October 03, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

I recently posted a #tiptuesday in which I said that a sample of the wrong people was a waste of time. A friend asked “how do you know it’s the wrong people?” That’s a great question and I’ll address it here. First, what is sampling and why do we do it?

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