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Message ID: 8365
Date: 2010-02-02

Author:Diane Miller

Subject:Re: race, ethnicity and culture

Todd, Several years ago I worked on a local government data collection project where we struggled with this issue. At that time, different agencies (eg. census, department of education, DHHS) used different definitions. There was no consensus. I do not know if a standard has since been developed, but you can find some articles on this topic at the US Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action by searching for "ethnicity race" or similar terms. One public report you can find there that may be a bit dated (1997), but discusses the complexities of the problem is entitled Statistical Agencies: Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data. I hope this is helpful, Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemiller@cornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: Although these terms are used in all research, there seems to be confusion on what each term means? in fact they are often used interchangeably, which seems problematic. Is there a good resource that will help distinguish race from ethnicity from culture? Todd McDonald

Todd, Several years ago I worked on a local government data collection project where we struggled with this issue. At that time, different agencies (eg. census, department of education, DHHS) used different definitions. There was no consensus. I do not know if a standard has since been developed, but you can find some articles on this topic at the US Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action by searching for "ethnicity race" or similar terms. One public report you can find there that may be a bit dated (1997), but discusses the complexities of the problem is entitled Statistical Agencies: Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data. I hope this is helpful, Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemillercornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: Although these terms are used in all research, there seems to be confusion on what each term means? in fact they are often used interchangeably, which seems problematic. Is there a good resource that will help distinguish race from ethnicity from culture? Todd McDonald