Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Farbrook, Joseph

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The rate of Australian citizens who have experienced racial discrimination has steadily increased in the past decade. To combat this issue Museum Victoria, our sponsor, created the Talking Difference Portable Studio that aims to facilitate dialogue about cultural difference and to promote diversity. Our goal was to develop a preferred methodology for analyzing the qualitative data generated from the studio. We interviewed professionals in the field to determine a preferred methodology including theoretical approaches, appropriate themes, and the optimal data analysis software. Our designed methodology for the Talking Difference data will aid in an efficient analysis to uncover patterns of racism that may be used for further research or to educate the public on this issue.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts