Exploring current themes in research on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations

William Meezan, James I. Martin

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This introductory essay briefly describes each of the manuscripts inthis volume. It then delineates and describes themes that cut across these works. These themes include: the usefulness of the ecological framework for research with GLBT populations; the necessity for greater complexity in the conceptualization of research with these populations; the need for more inclusive and representative samples; the need to protect GLBT research participants and ways in which this can be accomplished; the usefulness and importance of using inclusive research methods; the advantages and limitations of the insider perspective when conducting research on GLBT populations; and ways in which research with these populations can be used. It concludes with a call for research that addresses the difficult and potentially controversial issues facing GLBT populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780203057155
StatePublished - 2012


  • Ecological framework
  • GLBT populations
  • Insider perspective
  • Participatory research
  • Protection of subjects
  • Research
  • Sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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