Researchers attend ethnicity workshop

Ethnicity workshop What is ethnicity? What methods best capture it? – was the title of a workshop held at ISER.

Around 30 researchers attended the workshop which was part of a series of events organised by the Network for Methodological Innovation on Promoting methodological innovation and capacity building in research on ethnicity.

The workshop included a range of presentations including a talk by ISER’s Lucinda Platt on the design of ethnicity-related questions for the new Understanding Society survey. Paul Lambert from the University of Stirling also talked about challenges and strategies when exploiting data on ethnicity from social survey datasets.

The workshop’s aims were to promote discussion about the objective existence of ‘ethnicity’ and provide the opportunity to discuss the role of categorisation.


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