Intimate migrations: LGBT migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union in Scotland 2015-2016

Stella, F. and Flynn, M. (2019) Intimate migrations: LGBT migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union in Scotland 2015-2016. [Data Collection]

Datacite DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853389

Collection description

The project generated a set of qualitative data. In phase one, 50 biographical interviews were conducted with LGBT migrants from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union living in Scotland. The interviews were semi-structured and covered themes such as: socio-economic background and place of origin; life as an LGBT person in the country of origin; motivations to migrate; experiences of migration and settlement; plans for the future. At the end of the interview, participants were asked to draw a sociogram (a diagram representing their most meaningful social relations); this was discussed in the last part of the interview; 49 sociograms were collected (one participant did not complete the sociogram).
A selection of stage one participants were asked to take part in the second phase of the study.
In phase two we collected 18 photo diaries; the task involved collating personal pictures (portraying objects, landscapes and people) representing their ideas of ‘home’ into a template provided by the researchers. Participants were free to submit pictures taken especially for the photo diary and/or old pictures. The format is either digital pictures taken on participants' devices or Polaroid pictures (camera provided by research team). It also involved conducting 18 follow-up interviews with participants who completed the photo diary, expanding on the meaning of and stories behind the pictures, and on some matters arising from interviews in stage one.

College / School: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 15:28
Funder's Name: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/781

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Stella, F. and Flynn, M. (2019); Intimate migrations: LGBT migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union in Scotland 2015-2016

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DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853389

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