Qualitative Researchers' Understandings of Their Practice and the Implications for Data Archiving and Sharing

TitleQualitative Researchers' Understandings of Their Practice and the Implications for Data Archiving and Sharing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBroom, A, Cheshire, L, Emmison, M
JournalSociology
Volume43
Issue6
Pagination1163-1180
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00380385
Accession Number45721842
Keywordsaccess , AUSTRALIA , AUTOMATIC , Data , DATABASE , knowledge , QUALITATIVE , research , secondary , TEXT
AbstractWith the systematic archiving of qualitative data emerging as a distinct possibility in Australia, both the practices of qualitative research and how subsequent outputs are 'used' are coming under increased scrutiny and reflection. Drawing on a series of focus groups with qualitative researchers, this article critically explores the meanings ascribed to qualitative research practice and the perceived challenges posed by contemporary innovations in data management, access, and analysis through electronic archiving.
NotesBroom, Alex 1; Email Address: a.broom@usyd.edu.au Cheshire, Lynda 2; Email Address: l.cheshire@uq.edu.au Emmison, Michael 2; Email Address: m.emmison@uq.edu.au; Affiliation: 1: University of Sydney 2: University of Queensland; Source Info: Dec2009, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p1163; Subject Term: QUALITATIVE research; Subject Term: DATA libraries; Subject Term: DATA mining; Subject Term: DATABASE searching; Subject Term: AUTOMATIC extracting (Information science); Subject Term: TEXT mining (Information retrieval); Subject Term: KNOWLEDGE management; Subject Term: ACCESS to information; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; Author-Supplied Keyword: data archiving; Author-Supplied Keyword: qualitative research; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: secondary analysis; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519120 Libraries and Archives; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1177/0038038509345704
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