Previously on the Intersectionality Series, we explored examples of good practice in collecting demographic data. These data provide a quantitative measure of diversity within an organisation’s staff or student body.

However, as we learned in the first session, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to capture and fully understand intersectional experiences without any qualitative data.

In this webinar, we’ll look at ways to get rich, nuanced data using qualitative research methods to support our gender equity, diversity and inclusion work. We’ve invited experts to share their advice on how to:

  • identify questions that can be answered with qualitative data;
  • recruit a diverse range of participants for your survey or research interview;
  • protect participants’ safety; and
  • ensure that your data collection, analysis and reporting are methodologically sound.


Associate Professor Kathleen Butler

Head of the Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle.

Dr Sarah Wayland

Senior Lecturer – Social Work, University of New England.

Dr Annmaree Watharow

Research Focused Academic, the University of Sydney.


Wednesday 2 November 2022, 10 am to 12 pm AEDT.

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the website after the event.


Online via Zoom.

Preparing for the session

To get the most out of this session, we recommend that you read these beforehand:

You can also use the Individual Learning Plan [DOCX 324 kB] to help you reflect on what you’ve learned after each session. The learning plan is for your own reference only, and is not compulsory or assessable.

About the series

The Intersectionality Series provides institutions with practical support to take an ethical, intersectional approach to their gender equity, diversity and inclusion work. The series combines webinars from expert academics, researchers and practitioners with community-driven Reflection in Practice sessions.

To learn more about other events in the series, visit the Intersectionality Series overview page.


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