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Considerations for conducting sensitive research with the LGBTQIA+ communities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As LGBTQIA+ people in western societies get more comfortable publicly identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ communities, research projects are increasingly collecting data related to such orientations. This may be done directly in studies focusing on the LGBTQIA+ communities or indirectly on studies focusing on the general population whose members may incidentally be of a diverse gender or sexuality. Accordingly, there is a need to conduct research in a way that is sensitive and inclusive of the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ people. Focusing on the notions of respect and beneficence underlining ethical research practice, this research note explains the heterogeneity inherent in the LGBTQIA+ acronym and draws implications for research practice. The article concludes by putting forward some considerations, focusing on the researcher, the research project, and the participant; to help market researchers when conducting research with LGBTQIA+ people.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Lewis, C., & Reynolds, N. (2021). Considerations for conducting sensitive research with the LGBTQIA+ communities. International Journal of Market Research, 63(5), 544-551. doi:10.1177/14707853211030488

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85114359204

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 544

End Page


  • 551

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • As LGBTQIA+ people in western societies get more comfortable publicly identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ communities, research projects are increasingly collecting data related to such orientations. This may be done directly in studies focusing on the LGBTQIA+ communities or indirectly on studies focusing on the general population whose members may incidentally be of a diverse gender or sexuality. Accordingly, there is a need to conduct research in a way that is sensitive and inclusive of the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ people. Focusing on the notions of respect and beneficence underlining ethical research practice, this research note explains the heterogeneity inherent in the LGBTQIA+ acronym and draws implications for research practice. The article concludes by putting forward some considerations, focusing on the researcher, the research project, and the participant; to help market researchers when conducting research with LGBTQIA+ people.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Lewis, C., & Reynolds, N. (2021). Considerations for conducting sensitive research with the LGBTQIA+ communities. International Journal of Market Research, 63(5), 544-551. doi:10.1177/14707853211030488

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85114359204

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 544

End Page


  • 551

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 5