survey, economics, program evaluation

Measuring socio-economic status

November 19, 2020 | Pieta Blakely

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on gathering race and ethnicity data on a survey or form. One of my readers commented that socio-economic status (SES) was also important and related. A very good point. SES intersects with other social constructs such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual ...

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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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