Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations [NOOK Book]

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The Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations provides a detailed examination of the current methods and theoretical frameworks for conducting research with LGBT populations. Introducing greater nuance in designing and implementing research models for working with these populations, the Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations provides guidelines for defining these groups, strategies to obtain more inclusive and representative samples, and ...
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Overview

The Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations provides a detailed examination of the current methods and theoretical frameworks for conducting research with LGBT populations. Introducing greater nuance in designing and implementing research models for working with these populations, the Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations provides guidelines for defining these groups, strategies to obtain more inclusive and representative samples, and methods for engaging with the community to produce consistent and relevant data.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135466701
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 472
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Meezan, M.S.W., D.S.W. is Dean of the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Prior to his assuming his current role, he held endowed professorships at the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California. He began his faculty career at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, and in 1994-95 he was a senior Fulbright scholar in Lithuania. His manuscripts have appeared in Social Service Review, Children and Youth Services Review, Child Welfare, and many others, as well as in a number of anthologies. He has co-authored four books that report the results of his largest research studies: Family Preservation and Family Functioning (CWLA Press); Evaluating Family-Based Services (Aldine); Care and Commitment: Foster Parent Adoption Decisions (SUNY Press); and Adoptions without Agencies: A Study of Independent Adoptions (Child Welfare League of America). In addition, he has co-edited five other volumes, including Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Populations (Haworth), Child Welfare: Current Dilemmas-Future Directions (F.E. Peacock) and two volumes of the journal Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping concerned with issues involved in "Doing Research on the Ground." In 2005 he was inducted into the Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame.

James I. Martin, M.S.W., Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program at the New York University School of Social Work. Prior to his academic career Dr. Martin practiced clinical social work in mental health settings for 13 years and provided clinical supervision, with particular expertise in practice with gay and lesbian individuals and couples. He is co-author of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths and Adults: Knowledge for Human Services Practice (Sage) and author of the monograph Jenseits der Homosexualität?: Zur Zukunft der HIV-Prävention für schwule Männer (Social Science Research Center, Berlin). He has co-edited Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Social Work: An Annotated Bibliography (CSWE Press) and Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (Haworth). His writing has appeared in Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychological Reports, and Sexualities, in addition to several anthologies on clinical practice and research methods.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xx

Part I Why Do LGBT Research? 1

1 What's "Queer" Got To Do With It? Enlightening Mainstream Research Perry Silverschanz 3

Part II Doing It Right: Ethical Standards in Conducting Research 17

2 Applying Ethical Standards to Research and Evaluations Involving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations James I. Martin William Meezan 19

3 Strategies for Recruiting and Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youths in the Research Process Diane E. Elze 40

Part III Doing Valid Research 69

A Defining the Population and Sampling 71

4 Defining Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation in Research with Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals Cheryl A. Parks Tonda L. Hughes Lisa Werkmeister-Rozas 71

5 No More Lip Service: How to Really Include Bisexuals in Research on Sexuality Paula C. Rodriguez Rust 100

6 Sampling Approaches to Studying Mental Health Concerns in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Heather L. Corliss Susan D. Cochran Vickie M. Mays 131

B Thinking in Complex Ways: Approaches to Conceptualization, Design, and Measurement 159

7 Self-disclosure Stress: Trauma as an Example of an Intervening Variable in Research with Lesbian Women Marian Swindell Jo Pryce 159

8 Dimensions of Lesbian Identity During Adolescence and Young Adulthood Stephanie K. Swann Jeane W. Anastas 172

9 Timed Lives: Cohort and Period Effects in Research on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity James I. Martin Anthony R. D'Augelli 190

C Maximizing the Validity of the Data: "Insiders" and "Outsiders" 208

10 When Interviewing "Family": Maximizing the Insider Advantage in the Qualitative Study of Lesbians and Gay MenMichael C. LaSala 208

11 Researching Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence: The Journey of a Non-LGBT Researcher Joan C. McClennen 223

D Using Technology to Enhance the Research Enterprise 238

12 "You've Got Subjects": The Promise of the Internet in Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations Kristina M. Hash S. Melinda Spencer 238

Part IV Challenges in Doing Research on Populations at the Margins 259

13 The Questions We Ask: Conducting Socially Conscious Research with Transgender Individuals Katherine Rachlin 261

14 Issues in Conducting Empirical Research with Lesbian and Gay People in Rural Settings MeLanie D. Otis 280

15 Methodological Issues in Conducting Community-based Health and Social Services Research Among Urban Black and African American LGBT Populations Darrell P. Wheeler 300

16 Research with Gay Drug Users and the Interface with HIV: Current Methodological Issues for Social Work Research E. Michael Gorman 315

Part V Addressing the Social and Political Context 331

17 A Method for the Margins: A Trans Feminist Oral History Darryl B. Hill 333

18 Matching AIDS Service Organizations' Philosophy of Service Provision with a Compatible Style of Program Evaluation Sarah-Jane Dodd William Meezan 352

19 Social Work Research and the Law: How LGBT Research can be Structured and Used to Affect Judicial Decisions Allan Edward Barsky 372

20 Considerations in Choosing an LGBTTQ-focused Scholarship Agenda in Social Work Elizabeth P. Cramer 402

Part VI Conclusions 413

21 Doing Research on LGBT Populations: Moving the Field Forward William Meezan James I. Martin 415

About the Editors 428

About the Authors 431

Index 441

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