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1 ESDS Qualidata

2 Qualitative Data Collections Data from National Research Council (ESRC) individual research grant awards Data from ESRC Programme research grant awards Data from classic social science studies Other funders/sources Focus on DIGITAL Collections, but also facilitate paper-based archiving

3 Types of qualitative data Diverse data types: in-depth interviews ; semi- structured interviews; focus groups; oral histories; mixed methods data; open-ended survey questions; case notes/records of meetings; diaries/ research diaries Multi-media: audio, video, photos and text (most common is interview transcriptions) Formats: digital, paper, analogue audio-visual Data structures - differ across different document types

4 Classic datasets Peter Townsend – Poverty and old age Paul Thompson – oral history and Edwardians F Bechhofer, J Goldthorpe, D Lockwood and J Platt – Affluent workers Stan Cohen– Mods and rockers and long-term imprisonment

5 Additional collections Ray Pahl – Three Hertfordshire Villages Barbara Lloyd – Girls and Boys Body Image Concerns Naomi Connelly – Race Equality in Social Services Departments Jan Pahl – Coping with Marital Violence Annette Lawson - Adultery

6 Diverse uses for existing data Enrich context description How was it really done documentation of methods –Team discussions about coding –What, exactly, is semi-structured? Augment data you collect –Historical comparative case –Expand sample size Datasets for teaching

7 Transcribing Research 1 Integrated into the ongoing research Full transcriptions or summaries Avoid stockpiling Costs and Benefits; –Self Transcription –Internal team transcription –External Transcription

8 Transcribing Research 2 Budget –estimated no. of interviews x4 hours x 60 Minute tape x hourly salary Examples of good and bad Full transcriptions; –Consistent layout –Speaker tags –Line breaks –Header with identifier / other details –Checked for errors

9 Copyright protection of authors rights automatically assigned to the speaker researcher holds the copyright in the sound recording of an interview employer holds the copyright in research data obtain copyright clearance from employer obtain written assignment of copyright from interviewee seek legal advice on problem issues

10 Exploring qualitative data Topic: UK food consumption ESDS Qualidata | Introduction

11 Search for qualitative data

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13 Edwardians Online

14 Edwardians Online – Phase I Creation of a digital multimedia resource that integrates a wealth of existing primary and secondary materials: a catalogue of 444 interview summaries 5 full electronic interview transcripts thematic browsing of interview transcripts a collection of digital sound clips a set of contextual images of Edwardian life background information and press reviews on the original Paul Thompson study details of publications based upon secondary studies of the collection an account of the digitization methodology


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