This newly published book chapter by Tara Murphy, Aileen O'Carroll, Suzanne Guerin and Jane Gray discusses some of the ethical and practical issues involved in archiving social science research data, with specific emphasis on data arising from community change initiatives. The chapter highlights and addresses some of the key concerns raised by researchers, including informed consent, data ownership and the management of confidentiality and anonymity. Findings are based on a case study of a community initiative (Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative) to provide instances of where community evaluation research might present some additional challenges relating to archiving, and to identify ways of overcoming those challenges. Reference: Murphy, Tara, Aileen O'Carroll, Suzanne Guerin and Jane Gray. 2018.'Overcoming the ethical and practical challenges associated with archiving qualitative and quantitative data.' Pp. 15-170 in Suzanne Guerin, Nóirín Hayes and Sinéad McNally, eds. Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings: Experiences from Practice. London: Routledge.
New book chapter on archiving research data
A new article in the journal Quality and Quantity highlights the potential that archiving creates for 'big qual' data analysis.
Date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
This newly published book chapter by Tara Murphy, Aileen O'Carroll, Suzanne Guerin and Jane Gray discusses some of the ethical and practical issues involved in archiving social science research data, with specific emphasis on data arising from community change initiatives.
Date: Thursday, 05 April 2018
Data from 'The Recall Initiative' and 'Women's Experiences of Labiaplasty' now available.
Date: Tuesday, 03 April 2018
The Children's Research Network has published a special issue of the Children’s Research Digest on the theme of “Archiving Evaluation Data,” edited by Maja Haals Brosnan and Jane Gray.
Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018
IQDA has published The Growing Up in Ireland collection in the Digital Repository of Ireland
Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
IQDA is pleased to welcome Nur Nadiah Binte Zailani on work placement from the TCD Masters in Applied Social Research.
Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The European Network for Research Evaluation in the SSH (ENRESSH) has released a position paper on 'Challenges of the evaluation of social sciences and humanities research (SSH).
Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The Irish Women at Work Oral History Project has been published in the Digital Repository of Ireland by researchers from University College Cork.
Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017
Sage Open has a new special issue on re-using and publishing digital qualitative data, edited by Louise Corti and Libby Bishop.
Date: Tuesday, 07 March 2017
The Royal Irish Academy is inviting applications for the full-time position of Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Wednesday, 11 January 2017