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

Frohwirth, Lori, Sebastian Karcher, and Tamrin Ann Lever. 2023. “A Transparency Checklist for Qualitative Research.” SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/wc35g.
Karcher, Sebastian, Sefa Secen, and Nic Weber. 2022. “Protecting Sensitive Data Early in the Research Data Lifecycle.” SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/qdwxk.
Colon, Randy, Abigail Goben, and Sebastian Karcher. 2022. “Actually Accessible Data: A Call to Action.” figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19854793.v2.
Crosas, Mercè, Julian Gautier, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, Gerard Otalora, and Abigail Schwartz. 2018. “Data Policies of Highly-Ranked Social Science Journals.” SocArXiv, March. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/9H7AY.


Anderson, Theresa, Randy D. Colón, Abigail Goben, and Sebastian Karcher. 2022. “Curating for Accessibility.” International Journal of Digital Curation 17 (1): Conference Papers. https://doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v17i1.837.
Jacobs, Alan M., Diana Kapiszewski, and Sebastian Karcher. 2022. “Using Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) to Teach Qualitative Research Methods.” PS: Political Science & Politics 55 (1): 216–20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096521001335.
VandeVusse, Alicia, Jennifer Mueller, and Sebastian Karcher. 2021. “Qualitative Data Sharing: Participant Understanding, Motivation, and Consent.” Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/10497323211054058.
Kapiszewski, Diana, and Elisabeth Jean Wood. 2021. “Ethics, Epistemology, and Openness in Research with Human Participants.” Perspectives on Politics 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592720004703.
Demgenski, Robert, Sebastian Karcher, Dessi Kirilova, and Nic Weber. 2021. “Introducing the Qualitative Data Repository’s Curation Handbook.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 10 (3): 1207. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2021.1207.
Kapiszewski, Diana, and Sebastian Karcher. 2021a. “Transparency in Practice in Qualitative Research.” PS: Political Science & Politics 54 (2): 285–91. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096520000955.
———. 2021b. “Empowering Transparency: Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI).” PS: Political Science & Politics 54 (3): 473–78. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096521000287.
———. 2021c. “Introduction: Case Studies in Transparent Qualitative Research.” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 19 (1): 6–9. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5495548.
Karcher, Sebastian, Dessislava Kirilova, Christiane Pagé, and Nic Weber. 2021. “How Data Curation Enables Epistemically Responsible Reuse of Qualitative Data.” The Qualitative Report 26 (6): 1996–2010. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.5012.
Weber, Nicholas, and Sebastian Karcher. 2020. “Seeking Justification: How Expert Reviewers Validate Empirical Claims with Data Annotations.” In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2020, 227–34. JCDL ’20. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3383583.3398537.
Weber, Nicholas, Sebastian Karcher, and James Myers. 2020. “Open Source Tools for Scaling Data Curation at QDR.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 49 (August). https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/15436.
Alexander, Steven M., Kristal Jones, Nathan J. Bennett, Amber Budden, Michael Cox, Mercè Crosas, Edward T. Game,... Sebastian Karcher, ..., Nic Weber et al. 2019. “Qualitative Data Sharing and Synthesis for Sustainability Science.” Nature Sustainability, November, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0434-8.
Karcher, Sebastian, and Sophia Lafferty-Hess. 2019. “An Epic Journey in Sharing: The Story of a Young Researcher’s Journey to Share Her Data and the Information Professionals Who Tried to Help.” IASSIST Quarterly 43 (1): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.29173/iq942.
Karcher, Sebastian, and Nicholas Weber. 2019. “Annotation for Transparent Inquiry: Transparent Data and Analysis for Qualitative Research.” IASSIST Quarterly 43 (2): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.29173/iq959.
Fenner, Martin, Mercè Crosas, Jeffrey S. Grethe, David Kennedy, Henning Hermjakob, Phillippe Rocca-Serra, Gustavo Durand, ..., Sebastian Karcher, ... et al. 2019. “A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories.” Scientific Data 6 (1): 28. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0031-8.
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764218784991.
Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski, and Arthur Lupia. 2018. “Transparent Social Inquiry: Implications for Political Science.” Annual Review of Political Science 21 (1): 29–47. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-091515-025429.
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). https://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2017-043.
Karcher, Sebastian, Dessislava Kirilova, and Nicholas Weber. 2016. “Beyond the Matrix: Repository Services for Qualitative Data.” IFLA Journal 42 (4): 292–302. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S104909651099077X

Other Essays and Chapters

Gerring, John, Sebastian Karcher, and Brendan Apfeld. 2020. “Impact Metrics.” In The Production of Knowledge: Enhancing Progress in Social Science, edited by Colin Elman, James Mahoney, and John Gerring, 371–400. Strategies for Social Inquiry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108762519.015.
Kapiszewski, Diana, and Sebastian Karcher. 2020. “Making Research Data Accessible.” In The Production of Knowledge: Enhancing Progress in Social Science, edited by Colin Elman, James Mahoney, and John Gerring, 197–220. Strategies for Social Inquiry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108762519.008.
Karcher, Sebastian. 2019. “Qualitative Data Repository: Case Study.” In Looking for Insight, Transformation, and Learning in Online Talk, by Trena M. Paulus and Alyssa Friend Wise. New York, NY: Routledge. Online
Karcher, Sebastian, Dessi Kirilova, and Christiane Pagé. 2020. “Case Study: Sharing Qualitative Social Science Data.” In Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research across the Social Sciences, by Michelle Salmona, Dan Kaczynski, and Eli Lieber, 226–34. Los Angeles: SAGE. Ungated authors' copy
Elman, Colin, and Diana Kapiszewski. 2017. “Annotating Qualitative Social Science.” SSRC: Parameters. April 26. https://items.ssrc.org/parameters/annotating-qualitative-social-science.
Karcher, Sebastian, and Christiane Pagé. 2017. “Workshop Report: CAQDAS Projects and Digital Repositories’ Best Practices.” D-Lib Magazine 23 (3/4). https://doi.org/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.