Transparency and reproducibility are becoming standard practices in social science research and, increasingly, requirements for funding and publication. But, most requirements and guidelines are written with quantitative research in mind. What does this mean for qualitative researchers? What are some common concerns about the applicability of transparency (or reproducibility) to qualitative research? In this workshop, Sebastian Karcher draws on his experience curating data and advising researchers for the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) to suggest strategies for effective openness in qualitative research. Examples of QDR's cross-disciplinary collection of shared qualitative data illustrate these strategies.
Instructor: Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository, Syracuse University
Sebastian Karcher's work focuses on best practices in managing and sharing qualitative data, data curation, and the integration of technology into scholarly workflows. He is an active contributor to several scholarly open source projects, including Zotero and the Citation Style Language, and has taught widely on digital technology and data management. Sebastian holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University and has published in both social science journals such as International Studies Quarterly and Socio-Economic Review and information science journals such as Nature Scientific Data, Data Science Journal, and IASSSIST Quarterly.
Length: 80 minutes
RSVP by Nov. 5th
Lunch will be provided.
Please bring your own laptop if available.
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