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QDR Publications

QDR personnel present and publish widely about repository and related activities. We also maintain a blog with updates on QDR activities and other short pieces. Find below a list of publications by QDR personnel that relate directly to our work.

Working Papers

Crosas, Mercè, Julian Gautier, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Gerard Otalora, and Abigail Schwartz. 2018. “Data Policies of Highly-Ranked Social Science Journals.” SocArXiv, March.

Jones, Kristal, Steven M. Alexander, Nathan Bennett, Libby Bishop, Amber Budden, Michael Cox, Mercè Crosas, ..., Sebastian Karcher, ..., Nic Weber, et al. 2018. “Qualitative Data Sharing and Re-Use for Socio-Environmental Systems Research: A Synthesis of Opportunities, Challenges, Resources and Approaches.”

Fenner, Martin, Mercè Crosas, Jeffrey Grethe, David Kennedy, Henning Hermjakob, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Robin Berjon, Sebastian Karcher, Maryann Martone, and Timothy Clark. 2016. “A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories.” bioRxiv, December, 097196.


Mannheimer, Sara, Amy Pienta, Dessislava Kirilova, Colin Elman, and Amber Wutich. 2018. “Qualitative Data Sharing: Data Repositories and Academic Libraries as Key Partners in Addressing Challenges.” American Behavioral Scientist, June, 0002764218784991.

Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski, and Arthur Lupia. 2018. “Transparent Social Inquiry: Implications for Political Science.” Annual Review of Political Science 21 (1): 29–47.

Kirilova, Dessi, and Sebastian Karcher. 2017. “Rethinking Data Sharing and Human Participant Protection in Social Science Research: Applications from the Qualitative Realm.” Data Science Journal 16 (September).

Karcher, Sebastian, Dessislava Kirilova, and Nicholas Weber. 2016. “Beyond the Matrix: Repository Services for Qualitative Data.” IFLA Journal 42 (4): 292–302.

Elman, Colin, and Colleen Dougherty Burton. 2016. “Research Cycles: Adding More Substance to the Spin.” Perspectives on Politics 14 (4): 1067–70.

Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski, and Dessislava Kirilova. 2015. “Learning through Research: Using Data to Train Undergraduates in Qualitative Methods.” PS: Political Science & Politics 48 (1): 39–43.

Elman, Colin, and Diana Kapiszewski. 2014. “Data Access and Research Transparency in the Qualitative Tradition.” PS: Political Science & Politics 47 (01): 43–47.

Kapiszewski, Diana, and Dessislava Kirilova. 2014. “Transparency in Qualitative Security Studies Research: Standards, Benefits, and Challenges.” Security Studies 23 (4): 699–707.

Lupia, Arthur, and Colin Elman. 2014. “Openness in Political Science: Data Access and Research Transparency.” PS: Political Science & Politics 47 (01): 19–42.

Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski, and Lorena Vinuela. 2010. “Qualitative Data Archiving: Rewards and Challenges.” PS: Political Science & Politics 43 (01): 23–27.

Other Essays

Elman, Colin, and Diana Kapiszewski. 2017. “Annotating Qualitative Social Science.” SSRC: Parameters. April 26.

Karcher, Sebastian, and Christiane Pagé. 2017. “Workshop Report: CAQDAS Projects and Digital Repositories’ Best Practices.” D-Lib Magazine 23 (3/4).

Elman, Colin, and Arthur Lupia. 2016. “DA-RT: Aspirations and Anxieties.” Comparative Politics Newsletter 26 (1): 44–52.

Elman, Colin. 2012. “Qualitative Data Access and Research Transparency.” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 10 (1): 28–31.

Kapiszewski, Diana. 2012. “Closing the Infrastructure Gap: Qualitative Data Archiving.” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 10 (1): 31–33.