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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

Karcher, Sebastian, and Dessislava Kirilova. 2016. “Rethinking Data Sharing and Human Participant Protection in Social Science  Research: Applications from the Qualitative Realm.” QDR Working Paper. Syracuse, NY: Qualitative Data Repository.

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. doi:10.1101/097196.


Karcher, Sebastian, Dessislava Kirilova, and Nicholas Weber. 2016. “Beyond the Matrix: Repository Services for Qualitative Data.” IFLA Journal 42 (4): 292–302. doi:10.1177/0340035216672870.

Elman, Colin, and Colleen Dougherty Burton. 2016. “Research Cycles: Adding More Substance to the Spin.” Perspectives on Politics 14 (4): 1067–70. doi:10.1017/S1537592716002991.

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. doi:10.1017/S1049096514001577.

Elman, Colin, and Diana Kapiszewski. 2014. “Data Access and Research Transparency in the Qualitative Tradition.” PS: Political Science & Politics 47 (01): 43–47. doi:10.1017/S1049096513001777.

Kapiszewski, Diana, and Dessislava Kirilova. 2014. “Transparency in Qualitative Security Studies Research: Standards, Benefits, and Challenges.” Security Studies 23 (4): 699–707. doi:10.1080/09636412.2014.970408.

Lupia, Arthur, and Colin Elman. 2014. “Openness in Political Science: Data Access and Research Transparency.” PS: Political Science & Politics 47 (01): 19–42. doi:10.1017/S1049096513001716.

Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski, and Lorena Vinuela. 2010. “Qualitative Data Archiving: Rewards and Challenges.” PS: Political Science & Politics 43 (01): 23–27. doi: 10.1017/S104909651099077X

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). doi: 10.1045/march2017-karcher.

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.