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CIVICA RESEARCH – Depositing qualitative and quantitative PhD data into an institutional repository

April 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Depositing qualitative and quantitative PhD data into an institutional repository

Dr Célia Bouchet offers a reflexive account of the confusion she experienced while depositing the quantitative and qualitative data from her Sociology PhD thesis into an institutional repository. Three key issues contributed to this confusion:

  • The contrasting temporalities and requirements of depositing different types of research data (variability of norms);
  • The grey areas in the legal rules and scientific protocols surrounding the archiving and storage of research data (lack of norms); and,
  • The ambivalence towards this time-consuming exercise, in which the costs associated with self-depositing data are constantly weighed against moral reasons for the sharing and furtherance of knowledge on disability (margins of rationalising norms).

This presentation is based upon the doctoral research Célia conducted between September 2018 and November 2021. Her research sought to document the imprint of disability on life courses in France: from childhood to social positions in adulthood. Mixed-methods were used to survey different groups of people who have lived with a “disability” since birth, childhood or adolescence. Comparison of their life courses was also made with the so-called “able-bodied”.

Quantitatively, bivariate statistics, regressions, and factor analyses were used to examine the educational, professional, and family situations of the 3,185 people surveyed who grew up with a “disability” in the broad sense and 16,168 who did not. All statistical analyses were performed with R. Qualitatively, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 37 people aged 30-55 who had grown up “with a disability or disabling difficulties”: 20 who had grown up with a visual impairment (partial or total); and, 17 who had grown up with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysphasia, etc.). All interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and then coded using the RQDA package in R. Methodological note files of unrecorded information were also compiled (2-5 pages).

Thursday 27 April 2023

Time: 10:00-11:00 BST, 11:00-12:00 CEST, 12:00-13:00 EEST

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April 27, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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