[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27
roland at aptira.com
Thu Sep 3 22:57:40 UTC 2015
I see that as taking two forms: origin (which overlaps significantly but
not totally with ethnicity) and current location.
On Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:39 AM APlimpton <aplimpton at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>Citizenship isn't necessarily a good indicator either, it's relatively
> easy to change and it's quite common >>to do so. I suppose we could go for
> "citizenship at birth" and "current location".
> Indicator of what? If we know what metric is trying to be captured here it
> would be easier to evaluate the effectiveness of the questions.
> >>My thinking was that "ex-patriate" birth is far rarer than emigration
> for employment reasons, especially >>inbound to the US.
> Without any research I would expect that to be true. However the questions
> should allow people to answer accurately, even if they are in the minority,
> so that we have the best possible data set to work from.
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:13 PM, Roland Chan <roland at aptira.com> wrote:
>> 1) I'm not sure what the "country you were born in" and "country where
>>> you reside" are meant to capture. If it's simply current physical location,
>>> then only the second one is needed. If these are meant to capture
>>> nationality then a different wording is needed. If I were born while my
>>> parents were abroad or if they emigrated when I was young my nationality
>>> won't match my birth country. Same for if I'm currently living outside the
>>> country where I claim citizenship (or countries).
>> Citizenship isn't necessarily a good indicator either, it's relatively
>> easy to change and it's quite common to do so. I suppose we could go for
>> "citizenship at birth" and "current location".
>>> 2) The age categories should be adjusted to provide greater granularity
>>> for the main age range we anticipate the community falls into. Right now
>>> there is 0-5, 6-10, 11-40 and 40+ and the first two are unlikely to be
>>> used. I would like to suggest this set:
>>> Under 12
>>> 75 or older
>> Yeah, the brackets supplied were just placeholders.
>>> One area I always wonder about is English as a second language, does it
>>>> hamper efforts to get engaged in the community? I suspect so and would like
>>>> to find solutions for further inclusion.
>>>> Can that be added if the goal of the survey is to identify areas where
>>>> underrepresented people may be struggling?
>> A free text entry field for feedback on issues encountered is easily
>> added. I would say that we may be approaching the point at which we will
>> start to impact on the rate, so wouldn't want to add too much more.
>> We will also require significant more effort to review the verbatim
>> response, probably more we could expect from the currently active people in
>> the WG. That shouldn't block us trying though.
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