Incorporating Intersectional Gender Analysis
into Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty
A toolkit for health researchers
The following subsections respond to each of these objectives, leaving the reader with some key questions and literature sources to consider after reading this module.
• Explore how to incorporate an intersectional gender lens into the data collection process
• Showcase examples of how power relations affect the data collection process and how to minimize the effect of inequitable biases on the data collection process
The data collection process is vital for any research work. During this period, the researchers collect data from various sources depending on the type of research being conducted. The outcome of the research analysis is largely determined by how the data is collected for research and the ultimate quality of the data collected.
• EInclude intersectional gender analysis questions in data collection tools
• Ensure research process is not negatively affected by gender power relations
• Consider ways in which underlying gender power relations can be challenged and progressively changed during research process
6.1 Including intersectional gender-sensitive questions within data collection tools
6.2 Understanding how the data collection process itself can be imbued with power relations and biases
6.2.1 Who participates as respondents?
6.2.2 When is data collected and from where?
6.2.3 Who is present during data collection?
6.2.4 Who collects and analyses data?
6.3 Consider ways in which underlying gender power relations can be challenged and progressively changed during research process