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Guidelines for researching and writing about bisexuality

Barker, Meg; Yockney, Jen; Richards, Christina; Jones, Rebecca; Bowes-Catton, Helen and Plowman, Tracey (2012). Guidelines for researching and writing about bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 12(3)

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We are a group of researchers and writers who work on bisexuality, organise bisexual research conferences, and take part in discussions on many bisexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) academic forums. We have noticed, over the years, many problematic tendencies in research that focuses on, or includes, bisexuals. We therefore felt that it would be useful to come up with a list of “good practice” guidelines for people researching and writing in this area. These should be particularly useful to those new to the area when they send out their calls for participants, to avoid alienating those participants or finding themselves 'reinventing the wheel' with their studies. Hopefully the guidelines will also be helpful for experienced researchers to reflect on their research practices

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 1529-9724
Keywords: research; guidelines; bisexuality; participants; accountability; ethics
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
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Item ID: 31195
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 11:32
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 00:24
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