What Does The Q Mean? Including Queer Voices In Qualitative Research

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Denise Levy Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dept. of Social Work (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Despite much of the fear and ambiguity over the use of the term queer in professional and academic settings, we recommend researchers include the language and the population in the study of sexual identity. During our own recent research endeavors, where we both recruited and focused on Queer participants, we learned some important lessons. Based on these experiences we explore the existing methodological literature about accessing and including Queer participants, provide an overview of two studies that both invited Queer participation and examined the population’s experience, discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating people who identify as Queer, and finally present recommendations for future research.

Additional Information

Levy DL, Johnson CW. (2012). What does the Q mean? Including queer voices in qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work. 2012;11(2):130-140. doi:10.1177/1473325011400485. Publisher version of record available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1473325011400485
Language: English
Date: 2011
methodology, queer, sexual identity

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