Lu Xiao, Isioma Elueze, and Jillian R. Kavanaugh are scheduled to present a paper entitled Human Rights Researchers’ Data Analysis and Management Practices, at the ASIST 2014 Annual Meeting, being held 31 October-5 November 2014, in Seattle.
Here is the abstract:
The impetus to assist human rights researchers in data analysis is stronger than ever; however, little is known in the literature on human rights researchers’ practices in collecting, managing, and analyzing their research data. In an attempt to address this gap, we interviewed human rights researchers and conducted an online questionnaire to understand the characteristics of the data they analyze, as well as their data analysis and management practices, such as their experiences with data analysis software programs. We also explored their expectations with respect to a qualitative data analysis (QDA) software program.