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Re-using archived qualitative data – where, how, why?

Corti, Louise (2007) 'Re-using archived qualitative data – where, how, why?' Archival Science, 7 (1). pp. 37-54. ISSN 1389-0166

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Abstract

“Qualitative data” are the central issue of this article. Qualitative data are a particular category of data within the social sciences, where data have been predominantly of a quantitative nature. Qualitative data could enrich social science research in many ways. The re-use of this particular type of data is however a new challenge for social science data archives. A new methodology has to be developed when dealing with these data, based on a combination of social science methodology and traditional archival descriptions. An additional question discussed in the article is what the best place should be for archiving and disseminating qualitative data: in research (social science) data archives or in the more traditional libraries and archives?

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > UK Data Archive
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:59
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24631

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