I discuss my research into Scotland’s 2022 census and the collection of gender, sex and sexuality data in a blog post for the University of Aberdeen. Read the full article here.
My peer-reviewed article ‘Constructing a queer population? Asking about sexualorientation in Scotland’s 2022 census’ is to be published in the Journal of Gender Studies. The article is the first to discuss the design process for a question on sexual orientation in a national census. Using correspondence between National Records of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament’s Culture,Continue reading “New article in the Journal of Gender Studies”
The Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group has published draft guidance on the collection, analysis and publication of data on sex and gender by Scottish public bodies. The guidance describes underpinning statistical principles, definitions of concepts, things to consider before data collection and approaches to analysis, disaggregation and publication. Of most noteContinue reading “The Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group: Early thoughts on draft guidance”
In February 2020 the Scottish Government confirmed Scotland’s next census will advise respondents to answer the question in line with their ‘lived sex’. However, in England and Wales, which is conducting a census in 2021, debate continues about the form of guidance that will accompany the sex question. This has presented opportunities for several mythsContinue reading “Mythbusting is back!”