I recently realised I needed a framework to do some simple discourse analysis to compare how my principles align with other DEI practioners and resources.
I want to help make societal change in the area of D&I more scalable and accessible but I recognise that I have a different way of looking at things and always challenge the status quo.
While this may put me at odds with some D&I practitioners, I was hoping that I might be able to find D&I practitioners that I could find some alignment with.
When I look at someone else’s work I tend to compare and contrast it to my own. Questions such as:
- What parts of this are useful but aren’t covered by my work?
- Which parts of my work are useful but aren’t covered here? and
- Would my principles be complementary to this person?
This is why I have written a draft Discourse Analysis Framework to compare my principles with other DEI resources.
I think it captures my principles and allows me to have a structure to compare other DEI resources. The big question I always challenge people on is “Does it humanise?”. I have a strong opinion that using statistics and numbers to convince people to “get on the bandwagon” is not sustainable.
You are able to comment in the document and I would be interested to get feedback from others on whether this is of interest to the community.