Considering ethnicity in quantitative education research
The overall aim of the seminar is to consider a range of different ways in which ethnicity can be studied in quantitative education research. We will discuss when and what various approaches to including information about one’s ethnicity in quantitative studies are appropriate and the implications for these methodological choices.
The relationship between ethnicity and education is a very important, but also a very complex one. There are many quantitative studies that look at different aspects of this relationship, but there are many challenges in unpacking what the ethnicity variable means in all the statistical analyses. In this presentation, I want to discuss the complex ways in which linguistic, cultural, and sociodemographic factors could be brought together to ‘measure’ one’s ethnicity in a valid and reliable way that makes sense for both researchers and research participants.

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Date: 16 October 2023, 12:45 (Monday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: 15 Norham Gardens, 15 Norham Gardens OX2 6PY
Venue Details: Seminar Room D
Speaker: Dr Olga Cara (University College London)
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser: Dr Ariel Lindorff (University of Oxford)
Part of: Quantitative Methods Hub - Seminar Programme MT 2023
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Audience: Public
Editors: Hannah Freeman, Heather Sherkunov