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ready Qualitative Data Repository


General Information
The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR provides search tools to facilitate the discovery of data, and also serves as a portal to material beyond its own holdings, with links to U.S. and international archives. The repository’s initial emphasis is on political science. Four beliefs underpin the repository's mission: data that can be shared and reused should be; evidence-based claims should be made transparently; teaching is enriched by the use of well-documented data; and rigorous social science requires common understandings of its research methods.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2014

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How to cite this record QDR; Qualitative Data Repository; DOI:; Last edited: July 23, 2020, 10:34 a.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2022 9:05 p.m.

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Record added: Aug. 10, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Record updated: July 23, 2020, 10:10 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Beyond the Matrix: Repository Services for Qualitative Data

Karcher, Sebastian, Dessislava Kirilova, and Nicholas Weber
IFLA Journal 2016

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Data Access and Research Transparency in the Qualitative Tradition

Elman, Colin, and Diana Kapiszewski
PS: Political Science & Politics 2014

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  • 1628636 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)

  • 1823950 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)