The GEAM tool uses a modular questionnaire framework which covers the following thematic areas:
2. Working conditions
3. Stereotypes, prejudices and bias
4. Organizational culture and climate
5. Interpersonal behaviors and experiences
A brief introduction to each of these thematic sections is provided in the GEAM Manual (see below). A more detailed account of background literature and rationale for choosing certain questions and measurement scales is provided in the ACT Deliverable 2.2 (see below).
The GEAM Manual is structured as a hands-on document which will take interested researchers from the initial setup of the questionnaire, to the customization, deployment and initial analysis of results.
The GEAM tool aims to enable interested researchers, as well as gender equality practitioners with little experience in social science and survey methodology, to develop high quality questionnaires. While the GEAM core provides a set of standardized questions, it is the responsibility of the survey managers to decide on the appropriate questions and to adapt them both to the specific research interests and to the national or organizational contexts. You can contribute to the GEAM Manual on github.
GEAM Declaration of Data Protection
Protecting privacy and confidentiality of survey respondents is a key concern and has to be considered carefully before preparing and launching a survey. Before launching a survey, administrators will be required to download and complete the following data protection declaration and confidentiality agreement.
GEAM Video - First Steps
The GEAM is implemented using the open source survey platform LimeSurvey Community Edition. Most of the technical details of the LimeSurvey platform are addressed in the online manual.
The GEAM has been developed in the context of the ACT project. An extensive review of the existing measurement scales and our rationale for choosing certain questions and measures is available in Deliverable 2.2 of the ACT project:
Aldercotte, Amanda, Caprile, Maria, Guyan, Kevin, Malibha-Pinchbeck, Memory, Müller, Jörg, Palmen, Rachel, & Startin, Carla. (2021). ACT - Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring (GEAM) - version 2 (2.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5348197
A training seminar was carried out in collaboration with the GE Academy, consisting of three sessions: a first, detailed introduction to the GEAM framework + two dedicated hands on practical sessions to work with the LimeSurvey/GEAM platform itself. The PPT slides for the training session are available here.