Research, Use of Large Datasets in

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 ...

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