Re-Use and Archiving of Complex Community-Based Evaluation Research (RACcER)
Depositor: Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative
Collection of adminstrative data from the project Re-use and Archiving of Complex Community-Based Evaluation Research (RACcER).
RACCER was a joint initiative of the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) and the Irish Qualitative Data Archive, and was co-funded by CDI and the Irish Research Council as part of its Research Development Initiative. This collection consists of minutes from bord and internal development team meetings, minutes from community of practice meetings, agendas and other administrative documentation from the 2007 - 2009 period.
The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) is one of three ‘Prevention and Early Intervention’ sites co-funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and The Atlantic Philanthropies. CDI supports the delivery of a range of early intervention and prevention programmes to improve outcomes for children in disadvantaged areas, including childhood care and education, child development courses, parental support and community programmes, among others.
The goal of the RACcER project was to archive the adminstrative documents associated with CDI within the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and, in the process, to establish best practices in the archiving of qualitative data. This work resulted in the joint publication of the Best Practice in Archiving Qualitative (see Related Material below). The collection includes; Minutes and agendas of management board meetings from the project Re-use and Archiving of Complex Community-Based Evaluation Research (RACcER), minutes from the Happy Days* community of practice meetings, minutes from the Alphabet Club* community of practice meetings, minutes from the Tiny Years* community of practice meetings.
Access the RACcER collection at the Digital Repository of Ireland: https://repository.dri.ie/catalog/tq5829798
Publications associated with this data collection
Murphy, Tara, Aileen O’Carroll, Suzanne Guerin and Jane Gray (2018) 'Overcoming the Ethical and Practical Challenges Associated with Archiving Qualitative and Quantitative Data' In: Suzanne Guerin, Nóirín Hayes and Sinéad McNally (eds). Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings. Experiences from Practice. Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.