Measuring Ethnic and Sexual Identities: Lessons from Two Studies in Central America
Please join MEASURE Evaluation team members from Tulane University for a webinar entitled “Measuring Ethnic and Sexual Identities: Lessons from two studies in Central America.” This 40-minute presentation, with a question-and-answer session to follow, will focus on selected experiences with measuring ethnic and sexual identity constructs as part of health research. The webinar will take place March 14 at 10:00 AM EST.
Presenters will discuss how specific social constructs were central to the research questions, and highlight issues in the measurement experience and implications for the results and future research. We hope and expect that this discussion will interest practitioners from a wide variety of research and program disciplines, including monitoring and evaluation specialists, survey methodologists, and health and social service program implementers.
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Katherine Andrinopoulos, Assistant Professor at Tulane University, and John Hembling, M&E Specialist, who implemented the study in El Salvador for MEASURE Evaluation. Hembling and Tory M. Taylor, also an M&E Specialist, were co-authors on the Guatemala study. All three have worked on HIV programs and research across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The presentation will aim to:
- Introduce theory and practice issues in the measurement of ethnic identity, sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Describe how these factors were operationalized in two surveys in Central America, and the implications for the analyses and results.
- Discuss recommendations for the ongoing use of ethnicity and sexuality constructs in health survey research.
How to Join the Webinar
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