Deciding whether, and how to open your data can involve many practical, ethical or even legal quandaries that can be difficult for qualitative researchers to navigate alone. In this talk, Annayah M.B. Prosser will summarise some of the main issues qualitative researchers might encounter when deciding whether or not to open their data.
Using personal experiences, Annayah will outline some common anxieties and difficulties researchers might face, and the opportunities opening data might bring. Explore how researchers might best navigate this mess of questions throughout each stage of the research process.
Finally, reflect on how journals and institutions can better support qualitative researchers and appreciate the wealth of open research practices already present in the qualitative research community.
The session will finish with a group discussion where we can reflect on our experiences and answer questions as a collective.