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

Anne Sofia Fink


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


qualitative methods; qualitative research; work process; data; data archiving

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