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Activity Number: 376
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Survey Research Methods
Abstract - #307907
Title: CANCELLED: Best Practices for Asking Questions on Sexual Orientation on Surveys
Author(s): Barry Wayne Johnson and Elizabeth Saewyc
Companies: IRS and The University of British Columbia
Keywords: Survey design ; question development ; survey mode ; cognative research

In 2009, the Sexual Minority Research Assessment Team (SMART), working under a grant from the Ford Foundation, completed their report, "Best Practices For Asking Questions on Sexual Orientation on Surveys." This report seeks to increase the quantity and quality of data collected on gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, and, by extension, on heterosexual people. Over a five-year period, a multidisciplinary expert panel pooled decades of knowledge and experience, conducted new methodological research, and met with many survey specialists to identify the best scientific approaches to gathering data on sexual orientation. This document is the culmination of the work of this expert panel. Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, one of the report's authors, will lead a discussion highlighting the recommendations of this ground-breaking report.

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