DARIS survey of qualitative data producers and users 2012
DARIS conducted a survey of researchers who work with qualitative data in Switzerland. The purpose was to assess the qualitative research practices and views of researchers that are relevant to the sharing and re-use of qualitative data. Our brief report on the results can be found here.
Qualitative Data at FORS!
With the growing importance of qualitative research in its own right, as well as in its role as a complement to quantitative data in social science research projects, DARIS at FORS is now starting to archive qualitative data produced by researchers in Switzerland.
At a national meeting in 2010 in Berne, an array of interested researchers publicly launched a manifesto on qualitative research methods, edited by the Swiss Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, and signed by representatives of Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Universities of Teacher Education, and by FORS. As part of this work, it was established that FORS would serve as a national centre for preserving and disseminating for reuse significant collections of qualitative data produced within Switzerland.
Click here for details on our policies and procedures regarding qualitative data.
If you are interested in submitting data from your qualitative research at our data service, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Click here for information about how to prepare your qualitative data for deposit.
If you are conducting qualitative research yourself, here is a short list of some helpful materials and articles:
- Forum: Qualitative Social Research:
This peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research provides you with a vaste range of articles on qualitative research. FQS is an open-access journal, so all articles are available free of charge.
- ESDA Qualidata teaching resource: Exploring diverse interview types: Instructors and students can get useful materials designed to assist in teaching qualitative interviewing.
Important qualitative data archives that offer access to their data to Swiss researchers:
Secondary analysis of qualitative data — some suggested readings:
- Corti, L., & Thompson, P. (2004). Secondary analysis of archived data. In C. Seale, G. Gobo, J.F. Gubrium, & D. Silverman (eds.). Qualitative Research Practice. London: Sage. pp. 327-343.