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Invisible Populations and Data Collection: Issues, Challenges, and Strategies
Date
2010-11-05 (Creation date: 2010-11-05)
Main contributor
Roddrick A. Colvin
Summary
This presentation will address issues and challenges that often arise when collecting data from 'invisible' populations, including determining the factors that rendered a population invisible, understanding the relationship between invisibility and vulnerability, and collaborating with members and/or allies of the population. The presentation will also include a discussion of research strategies that have been employed when collecting data, and the use of technology to improve the quality of data obtained.
Publisher
IU Workshop in Methods
Collection
Workshop in Methods
Unit
Social Science Research Commons
Notes

Performers

Dr. Colvin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition to his interests in employment policy, he is also interested in gay rights, hate crimes, and international human rights policies. He currently teaches courses in public administration, human resource management, and policy analysis.