The Role of the Researcher in the Qualitative Research Process. A Potential Barrier to Archiving Qualitative Data

  • Anne Sofia Fink Danish Data Archives
Keywords: qualitative methods, qualitative research, work process, data, data archiving

Abstract

The Danish Data Archives (the DDA) is as other data archives about to take up the challenge of archiving and disseminating qualitative research material in addition to quantitative material. But while the characteristics of quantitative research strategies and tactics correspond very well with the practice of archiving, this is not the case when one considers archiving of qualitative research materials. This text will highlight the specific problems in relation to archiving and dissemination of qualitative data materials. It will be argued that a lot of these problems are due to the researcher's substantial role in the research process as he/she is personally involved in every step taken. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs000344

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Author Biography

Anne Sofia Fink, Danish Data Archives
Anne Sofie FINK. As data archivist in the Danish Data Archives I am responsible for the archive's initiative concerning qualitative data. I gained my experience with qualitative method while working at an analysis institute and therefore is mostly practical. It is this practical experience that has inspired my contribution. Concerning my findings in the interview inquiry I have performed, an English summary is available.
Published
2000-12-31
How to Cite
Fink, A. S. (2000). The Role of the Researcher in the Qualitative Research Process. A Potential Barrier to Archiving Qualitative Data. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.3.1021
Section
Preconditions of Qualitative Archiving