Research Transparency and Qualitative Data

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Data Appendix (2) -- Now You Try!

  1. Draft the framework for a data appendix for a research product you are currently creating. What set of attributes would work across all of your different forms of data (documents, interviews transcripts / notes, etc.) and help your readers understand and evaluate your project’s evidentiary foundation?
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    1. This Google sheet offers the beginnings of a framework for a data appendix for an article examining “Institutions of Electoral Governance”. It includes four tabs, one for each type of data (evidence) on which the article draws. Each tab includes columns for a series of attributes that should help readers to quickly understand the evidentiary base of the article, assess its quality, and thus evaluate how well claims based on these data sources are supported.