Improving the quality of development research:What could archiving qualitative data for reanalysis and revisiting research sites contribute?

Camfield, Laura ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0165-9857 and Palmer-Jones, Richard (2013) Improving the quality of development research:What could archiving qualitative data for reanalysis and revisiting research sites contribute? Progress in Development Studies, 13 (4). pp. 323-338. ISSN 1464-9934

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Abstract

As the emphasis on evidence-based policymaking in international development increases, so too should the attention paid to the quality of the research on which this evidence is based. One way to encourage this is by archiving research data to enable reanalysis, but this requirement is often ignored or resisted by development researchers. Similarly, ambivalent feelings are expressed about revisits to former research sites to conduct further research by original and other researchers. In this article, we outline why and how researchers archive and reanalyze qualitative data and revisit research sites, and discuss the potential benefits and challenges of these practices for development research.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Impact Evaluation
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender and Development
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 17:36
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2023 00:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43883
DOI: 10.1177/1464993413490481

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