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2014 | 3(214) | 167–176

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Re-using Qualitative Data: A Little Evidence, On-going Issues and Modest Reflections



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Re-using Qualitative Data: A Little Evidence, On-going Issues and Modest Reflections

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This paper uses the occasion of the founding of the Archives of Qualitative Data at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in the Polish Academy of Sciences to consider the subject of re-using qualitative data. Drawing on limited, but still useful research about the UK Data Archive, I will consider what we know about how archived qualitative data are being used. Then I will briefly review several methodological and ethical debates that continue to be vigorously discussed. I close the paper with some reflections on where we have been, some lessons that might be useful for new archives, and speculations for the future.
Korzystając z okazji powstania Archiwum Danych Jakościowych przy IFiS PAN w artykule poruszam problematykę dotyczącą powtórnego wykorzystania danych jakościowych. Opierając się na wciąż jeszcze nielicznych, ale pouczających badaniach na temat brytyjskiego UK Data Archive przedstawiam różne sposoby analizy danych jakościowych przechowywanych w archiwum. Następnie referuję pokrótce najważniejsze, żywo dziś dyskutowane, kwestie metodologiczne i etyczne związane z tą problematyką. Artykuł kończy refleksja nad naszym dotychczasowym doświadczeniem, które może być pomocne przy tworzeniu nowych archiwów oraz zastanawiam się nad przyszłością archiwizacji.





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  • UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ


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