Research Seminar Series: Inclusive and Quantitative: Exploring Possibilities for Research Practice

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Room 221-223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building (F20), Kensington Campus

Quantitative research has a long history of exclusion. It is also critiqued for failing to produce rich, contextualized, and compassionate understandings of people’s lives. But quantitative science can help us in our efforts to expose and challenge how inequalities are created and sustained. The question is not so much if to use it, but how.

This presentation, co-organised by the DIIU and the Kirby Institute, will describe an inclusive approach to researching sexuality quantitatively by, with, and for women living with HIV based on 8+ years’ experience coordinating Canada’s largest longitudinal cohort study promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights for women living with HIV. Drawing on the lessons learnt from undertaking this work, this presentation will offer reflections for others interested in using quantitative methods but wondering how they could be implemented in more inclusive and empowering ways.

Speaker: Dr Allie Carter is a Lecturer in Sexual Health at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.

Discussant: Professor Ilan Katz, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

Wheelchair Accessible: Room 221-223 is wheelchair accessible and the room, located in the John Goodsell Building, can be accessed via the Commerce Courtyard and via Scientia Lawn (UNSW accessible parking and toilets map).

Assisted Listening: The Disability Innovation Institute can provide Auslan interpreting services for selected talks upon request. A portable hearing loop can also be provided. Please provide details in the registration form.

Contact: To discuss your access requirements, please call the DIIU on 93859114 or email