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by separkinson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: IV.2. Settings of political violence
Topic: Question 4: On to whom transparency is owed
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Question 4: On to whom transparency is owed

4.) To whom is transparency owed-- the academic community, the research subjects, or both? Does transparency only apply to the sharing of data or should it extend to the entire research process (i.e. sources of funding, researcher subjectivity, ideological orientation, etc.)? How can scholars achie...
by separkinson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Practicalities of Transparency
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Practicalities of Transparency

From the Moderators: What formats might be effective for researchers to share how they went about their research (e.g. appendices, prefaces, online archives, etc.)? Are there outer limits about what should be shared in published work (i.e. a point at which sharing becomes a distraction or overkill)...
by separkinson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Examples of Excellence
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Examples of Excellence

From the moderators: What are examples of ethnographic work that ​effectively show how research was conducted on a day-to-day basis or which changed over time? Pachirat, Timothy. 2011. Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Li...
by separkinson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Limits to Transparency
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Limits to Transparency

I think the answer to this question is: "it often depends," that is, it's entirely contingent on the project and I'm generally willing to trust the researcher's discretion unless their writing sets off alarm bells. If a researcher tells me that revealing a particular aspect of their work w...
by separkinson
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?

It's intriguing to me that much of this conversation has equated "full transparency" with the depositing of field notes or interview materials (I speak of the entire debate around DA-RT, with aspects of it reflected here). As someone who employs ethnographic and interpretive methods, "...
by separkinson
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Changes in Research Design during Fieldwork
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Changes in Research Design during Fieldwork

From the moderators: Ethnographic research designs may change during the process of fieldwork as ethnographers confront new or unexpected information, questions, or challenges. What do ethnographers like to see about how scholars initially designed their research studies and how those designs chang...
by separkinson
Mon May 16, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What is openness/transparency/explicitness in violence/contentious politics research?
Replies: 1
Views: 536

[From Steering Committee] What is openness/transparency/explicitness in violence/contentious politics research?

At this point in the QTD, I think it’s fairly clear that many scholars who employ field-based approaches when studying violence and contentious politics (among other topics, e.g. authoritarianism, race/ethnicity, inequality) are strongly opposed to “data sharing” or “transparency” in the form of pro...
by separkinson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] What might qualitative data access look like?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: [From Steering Comm.] What might qualitative data access look like?

With regards to Sherrill Stroschein's point #4 above: "4. As a journal editor I would be most grateful for some language that I could pick up and use in response to reviewers who might insist on some of the DA-RT requirements. As a reviewer for journals, I am considering whether it might be app...
by separkinson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: No place for my work in this debate
Replies: 12
Views: 2084

Re: No place for my work in this debate

Thanks, Sean, Tim, and other posters; this is all very productive! One of the things that has surfaced repeatedly in these debates is the assumption that deciding what to make, being able to access ingredients, the "sausage making" process, and the culinary product are necessarily discrete...
by separkinson
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices
Replies: 23
Views: 3140

Re: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices

To add to Alan and Tim's question, I have a related one for posters: Where are different types of transparency appropriate? What belongs in a journal article, a book, or in a workshop talk? Do we consider forms of transparency if they're not "on paper" in an article or book, but are part o...
by separkinson
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Data access--human subjects protections
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Data access--human subjects protections

Is one of the implications that emerges from this thread that scholars can't adequately address the concept of transparency without fostering a sound ethical foundation across the discipline? I share the guest poster's concern with graduate students' (and other scholars') abilities to make ethical a...
by separkinson
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: No place for my work in this debate
Replies: 12
Views: 2084

Re: No place for my work in this debate

I wonder what more people think of Mimi Keck's idea of "walking" readers through research; as she and others noted, it underscores a very different approach to transparency than the definition to which many subscribe. It also relates to some of Joe Soss's comments at last year's APSA, whic...

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