Use of large datasets in research

Citation

Kaestle, Christine Elizabeth & Lyons, Anthony (2016). Use of large datasets in research. In Goldberg, Abbie E. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 958-961). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc..

Abstract

This entry examines the growing use of large datasets in LGBTQ research. LGBTQ researchers are increasingly involved in the creation of large datasets, through their own data collection or through advocating the inclusion of sexual and gender identity measures in existing large-scale data collection projects or mechanisms. Primary analyses (analyses conducted by those who collected the data) are increasingly being complemented by secondary analyses (analyses conducted by researchers not involved in the original data collection) as a greater number of large datasets relevant to a diverse and broad range of LGBTQ research inquiries become available. This entry describes the creation of large datasets for LGBTQ research and the challenges in defining and measuring LGBTQ status. The entry also provides recommendations on how to approach large datasets for secondary analyses, and it concludes with the benefits and challenges inherent in using large datasets.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135%2F9781483371283.n338

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

Author(s)

Kaestle, Christine Elizabeth
Lyons, Anthony

Editor(s)

Goldberg, Abbie E.

Year Published

2016

Pages

958-961

Publisher

SAGE Publications, Inc.

City of Publication

Thousand Oaks, California

ISSN/ISBN

9781483371306 9781483371283

DOI

10.4135/9781483371283.n338

Reference ID

7881

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