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Qualitative data archiving: Some reflections on its prospects and problems

Hammersley, Martyn (1997). Qualitative data archiving: Some reflections on its prospects and problems. Sociology, 31(1) pp. 131–142.

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The archiving of qualitative data seems likely to become much more common in the future. It promises to make an important contribution to the development of sociological research. This contribution relates to at least two main areas. It should facilitate assessment of the validity of particular studies; and it ought to increase the scope for secondary analysis. At the same time, the archiving of qualitative data and its use are not without problems. This paper examines both the possibilities it opens up and the limits to the contribution it can make.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 Sage
ISSN: 0038-0385
Extra Information: Reprinted in A. Bryman and R.G. Burgess (eds. Qualitative Research, London, Sage, 1999
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20414
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Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 14:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:33
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