Research Methods, Management, & Funding Guide

This guide provides resources related to research methods, research management, and research funding/grants.

First, Ask Yourself...

Ask yourself whether you absolutely need the data for your purpose, and only collect the data you need.

Sex and Gender Research and Methods


The peer-reviewed Gendered Innovations project from Stanford University provides these clear, critical definitions for research purposes.

Suggestions for Open-Ended Demographic Data Questions, from NamasteData

Infographic with suggested statements for collecting demographic data in an open-ended text box; these are also shared in plain-text below the image.

Plain-text of infographic above:

Statements you can use to collect demographic data from an open-ended text box.

  • "If you don't see your identity represented in the options above, please feel free to share how you identify here: _____"
  • "Please describe your identity in your own words if the options provided do not accurately represent you: _____"
  • Our list may not encompass the vast diversity of backgrounds and cultures. If you identify with a group not represented above, we welcome you to share your background here: _____"
  • "We understand that identity is complex and unique to each individual. If the options above do not reflect your personal experience, please describe your identity as you wish it to be recognized: _____"
  • "Your identity is important to us. If you feel the categories provided do not capture your identity accurately, please share your preferred term(s) here: _____"

@namaste data

Recommended Best Practices for Demographic Data Collection


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