Qualitative Data Sharing

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Award Year: 
2016
Principal Investigator: 
Kristal Jones, SESYNC
Steven Alexander, SESYNC
Associated Program: 

Qualitative data can complement and extend understanding of socio-environmental systems, and yet qualitative data are underutilized in socio-environmental synthesis. Successfully doing this, however, requires the identification of the opportunities, challenges, and capacities needed for researchers and research teams to discover, use, and re-use qualitative data in research projects. The goal of this workshop is to identify actionable steps to address the challenges teams face in discovering and using qualitative data in research projects. The team plans to bring together data sharing and archiving specialists and environmental social scientists to build on the opportunities to make qualitative data accessible and usable for socio-environmental synthesis. This workshop will focus on the life-cycle of the data itself prior to its use in synthesis research, and is expected to help inform best practices for managing and sharing qualitative data for use and re-use in socio-environmental research.

Participants: 
Nathan Bennett, University of British Columbia/University of Washington
Libby Bishop, University of Essex
Amber Budden, University of New Mexico
Michael Cox, Dartmouth College
Merce Crosas, Harvard University
Eddie Game, The Nature Conservancy
Janis Geary, University of Alberta
Charlie Hahn, University of Washington
Dean Hardy, SESYNC
Jay Johnson, University of Kansas
Sebastian Karcher, Syracuse University
Matt LaFevor, University of Alabama
Niamh Moore, University of Edinburgh
Nicole Motzer, SESYNC
Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo
Heather Randell, SESYNC
Julie Silva, University of Maryland
Patricia Pinto da Silva, NOAA Fisheries
Joseph Smith, University of Maryland
Mike Smorul, SESYNC
Carly Strasser, Moore Foundation
Colleen Strawhacker, University of Colorado, Boulder
Andrew Stuhl, Bucknell University
Nic Weber, University of Washington
Deborah Winslow, National Science Foundation
Drew Gerkey, Oregon State University

Resources:

Resource Title Brief Summary
List of qualitative data repositories Feb 07, 2018

This is a list of major research data repositories that accept qualitative and/or social science data.

Qualitative Data Recommendations for Research Funders Feb 08, 2018

This is a two-page summary of key opportunities and challenges for sharing and re-using qualitative data in socio-environmental synthesis, with recommendations for actions that research funders can take to encourage and support qualtiative data sharing and re-use.

Qualitative Data Recommendations for Research Institutions Feb 08, 2018

This is a two-page summary of key opportunities and challenges for sharing and re-using qualitative data in socio-environmental synthesis, with recommendations for actions that research institutions can take to encourage and support qualtiative data sharing and re-use.

Qualitative Data Recommendations for Data Repositories and Open Science Organizations Feb 08, 2018

This is a two-page summary of key opportunities and challenges for sharing and re-using qualitative data in socio-environmental synthesis, with recommendations for actions that data repositories and open science organizations can take to encourage and support qualtiative data sharing and re-use.

Qualitative Data Recommendations for Journals and Publishers Feb 08, 2018

This is a two-page summary of key opportunities and challenges for sharing and re-using qualitative data in socio-environmental synthesis, with recommendations for actions that journals and publishers can take to encourage and support qualtiative data sharing and re-use.

Qualitative Data Recommendations for Researchers Feb 08, 2018

This is a two-page summary of key opportunities and challenges for sharing and re-using qualitative data in socio-environmental synthesis, with recommendations for actions that individual researchers and research teams can take to encourage and support qualtiative data sharing and re-use.

Qualitative data sharing and re-use for socio-environmental systems research: A synthesis of opportunities, challenges, resources and approaches Feb 01, 2018

This white paper discusses opportunities, challenges, resources and approaches for qualitative data sharing and re-use for socio-environmental research. The content and findings of the paper are a synthesis and extension of discussions that began during a workshop funded by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and held at the Center Feb. 28-March 2, 2017.

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