Archiving and reusing qualitative data: theory, methods and ethics across disciplines
Archival research is routine in disciplines such as history but relatively recent in some social sciences. Each research domain carries specific interests, concerns and conceptions of the research process that inflect understandings of archiving and reuse.
This project comprised a series of four seminars and a 2 day conference focusing on the development of approaches to archiving and ‘reusing’ data.
This series of events drew together different disciplines to reflect on key conceptual, ethical and methodological issues raised by the archiving and reuse of qualitative data. The events were organized by a network of academics and archivists from the Universities of Essex, Manchester and Sussex.
The following events took place:
- The Ontology of the Archive, University of Manchester, 25 April, 2008
- Ethics and Archives, University of Essex, 19th September, 2008
- Methods and Archives, University of Sussex, 10th November, 2008
- The Epistemology of the Archive, Pelham House Hotel, Lewes, 11th November, 2008
- Conference: Archives 2.0: Shifting Dialogues between Users and Archivists, University of Manchester, 19-20 March, 2009
The project produced a methodological review paper The archive in question.
For further information, contact:
Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
Tel. 016 1275 8993