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Open Data in Qualitative Research

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  • There is a growing movement for research data to be accessed, used, and shared by multiple stakeholders for various purposes.
    The changing technological landscape makes it possible to digitally store data, creating opportunity to both share and reuse data
    anywhere in the world for later use. This movement is growing rapidly and becoming widely accepted as publicly funded agencies
    are mandating that researchers open their research data for sharing and reuse. While there are numerous advantages to use of
    open data, such as facilitating accountability and transparency, not all data are created equally. Accordingly, reusing data in
    qualitative research present some epistemological, methodological, legal, and ethical issues that must be addressed in the
    movement toward open data. We examine some of these challenges and make a case that some qualitative research data should
    not be reused in secondary analysis.

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    Article (Published)
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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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  • Citation for previous publication
    • Chauvette, A., Schick-Makaroff, K., & Molzahn, A. E. (2019). Open Data in Qualitative Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 1609406918823863.