Conducting Research with Stigmatized Populations: Practices, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Maestre, Juan F., Eikey, Elizabeth V., Warner, Mark, Yarosh, Svetlana, Pater, Jessica, Jacobs, Maia, Marcu, Gabriela and Shih, Patrick C. (2018) Conducting Research with Stigmatized Populations: Practices, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. In: Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - CSCW '18: November 3–7, 2018, Jersey City, NJ, USA. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 385-392. ISBN 9781450360180

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Conducting research with communities who are at risk of being stigmatized can be a challenging endeavor. It is often difficult to reach and recruit individuals for research purposes regarding a stigmatized condition or situation. Yet, researchers in our field have recognized the importance of work in this area and have individually developed a range of strategies to reach, recruit, and work with these populations. This workshop will invite researchers and practitioners to present, discuss, and compare strategies and experiences when working with stigmatized communities in the context of the ever-evolving nature of technology. The outcomes of the workshop will include an outline for an article that will summarize the strategies and practices discussed as well as identify the approaches that have led to the best outcomes across different populations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: stigma, stigmatized populations, research with stigmatized populations
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 09:20
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 19:47

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