Upcoming IQDA seminars on Qualitative Research and Archiving
There are three upcoming seminars which will be of interest to those hoping to archive their qualitative data.
Title: Ethics review system and researching minors
Date: Wednesday, 24th November 2010
Speaker: Dr Arja Kuula (Finnish Social Science Data Archive/University of Tampere, Finland) hosted by IQDA/NIRSA
Venue: NIRSA seminar room, top floor Iontas building. 4 pm -5.30 pm
Summary: Finland has recently established an ethics review system which will be common to all universities. The presentation will focus specifically on research with children and underage young people. In Finland it is not assumed that researchers should always request a separate consent from a guardian for research involving minors. The difficult balance between the principles of autonomy and protection when aiming to minimise harm to those affected by research will be discussed
Title: Should we reconsider our ethics?
Date: Thursday, 25th November 2010
Speaker: Dr Arja Kuula (Finnish Social Science Data Archive/University of Tampere, Finland) hosted by The Department of Sociology, NUIM
Summary: When rejecting the archiving of qualitative interviews, researchers mainly invoke the confidentiality of the interview situation. Researchers tend to define the interview relationship as something unpredictable and private, and interviewees as participants in need of protection. According to the experiences of Finnish Social Science Data archive the interviewees themselves define the relationship as an institutional one aiming to foster science. The participants also value the idea of archiving their experiences for future research. So should we move beyond the ethical impasse of ethical objection to data archiving?
Arja Kuula has a PhD in Sociology and works as a development manager in the Finnish Social Science Data Archive. She is responsible for the archiving processes of qualitative data and information service on research ethics, privacy protection and copyright issues relating to both quantitative and qualitative data. In 2006, Kuula published a handbook on research ethics and legislation regulating data collection
and re-use. Kuula has been a member of the Finland's National Advisory Board on Research Ethics and she chaired 2008 a working group to make a plan for ethics review system in the humanities and social sciences in Finland.
Title: The trouble with sharing: best practice in archiving qualitative data
Date: Tuesday, 30th of November 2010
Summary: The RAcCER Project, a joint initiative of the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (CDI)
Venue: Centre for Effective Services Services, 9 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
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RAcCER Re-use and Archiving of Complex Community-Based Evaluation Research
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