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The Inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ Community in Research: a Rapid Scoping Review on Barriers and Facilitators

Strieckmann, Cara (2023) The Inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ Community in Research: a Rapid Scoping Review on Barriers and Facilitators.

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Abstract:Introduction: The LGBTQIA+ community is consistently underrepresented in research. This causes limitations in the generalisability of results and creates gaps in knowledge and inaccurate representations. The inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community in research is challenging. Nevertheless, specific barriers and facilitators to research inclusion have been identified, but not collected and summarised within one paper. Therefore, the goal of this study is to perform a rapid scoping review and provide an overview of barriers and facilitators for the inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community in research. Methods: Literature was collected by searching the database PsychINFO. After a comprehensive search, a total of 16 studies were selected and study characteristics, barriers and facilitators were extracted. The extracted data were thematically analysed, summarised and presented in tables. Results: A great variety of study topics, participant groups and research methods were found in the selected articles. Four categories with nineteen themes were established to sort barriers and facilitators based on their topic. Discussion: This scoping review examined a multitude of barriers and facilitators for research inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community. An emphasis was placed on the importance of principles of trust, transparency, honesty, collaboration and respect to promote inclusive and respectful research practices. Future research should investigate participants' experiences directly and ethical guidelines should be established for respectful and inclusive measurement practices. Keywords: LGBTQIA+, research inclusion, barriers, facilitators
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 10 humanities in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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