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
The Irish Qualitative Data Archive is pleased to announce that the collection 'Mathematics teachers participating in Lesson Study: two case study sites' is now available to access through the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
A Cognitive Occupation Based programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis qualitative feasibility data
The Irish Qualitative Data Archive is pleased to announce that the collection 'A Cognitive Occupation Based programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis qualitative feasibility data' is now available to access through the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Monday, 06 November 2023
Access to Information and Communications Technology by minority groups and persons with disabilities
The data collection 'Access to Information and Communications Technology by minority groups and persons with disabilities' is now available through the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023
The Digital Repository of Ireland is celebrating the launch of a new project that will provide long-term preservation and access to at-risk materials generated by the women’s reproductive health movement during the campaign in the approach to the 2018 referendum on the 8th Amendment.
Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
The data collection 'Re-use and Archiving of Complex Community-Based Evaluation Research (RACcER)' is now available through the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
New book on Qualitative Secondary Analysis, edited by Kahyrn Hughes and Anna Tarrant, published by Sage (December 2019).
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Jane Gray contributed a guest post to the 'Working Across Qualitative Lontigudinal Studies' blog, on bringing together qualitative longitudinal datasets with different temporal gazes.
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
DRI Director Natalie Harrower will deliver a lunchtime briefing on the recently published EC report on FAIR data, on Tuesday 26 February in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
IQDA is pleased to announce that a collection of qualitative interviews carried out as part of the Preparing for Life Programme has been deposited in the archive and published in the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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