Many policies, products, services or processes that we think of as gender-neutral actually have gendered outcomes. Everything from snow plowing to car safety to investment advising to infrastructure investment has impacts that differ by gender. These outcomes can be even more biased if we look at important intersections with race, indigeneity, differences in ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other identities. The question is, what can you do to change this? And, how can you avoid the risks of bias or create innovative new offerings using gender-based insights?
Inclusive Analytics Techniques will provide you with the tools and analytical techniques to uncover these intersectional insights. The course covers both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including basic statistical techniques and practical instructions for working with customers, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. You will learn to incorporate multiple sources of rich evidence in order to develop innovative insights into how policies, products, services and processes can be made more equitable or serve unique communities.
This is the second course of the Gender Analytics Specialization offered by the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. It’s great on its own, and you will get even more out of it if you take it as part of the Specialization.