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by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Limits to Transparency
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Limits to Transparency

I find it hard to specify in advance what researchers should and should not share 1) with the reader of the eventual article or book and 2) with the general public by depositing field notes and interviews in a public depository. One needs to share with the reader those moments observed or words from...
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: III.1. Comparative methods and process tracing
Topic: What problem does access to evidence and transparency address?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: What problem does access to evidence and transparency address?

As a newcomer to this thread, I am not clear as to whether it covers only the specific methodology of "process tracing" or other comparative methods. I am not familiar with doing process tracing, although I have read articles using the method. On other comparative methods, however, I am no...
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: II.2. Evidence from researcher interactions with human participants
Topic: How and when can and should we make available, in part or in full, evidence from research with human participants?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: How and when can and should we make available, in part or in full, evidence from research with human participants?

The worry about obtaining consent from participants for sharing interview transcripts or other records with third parties or the public obtains not only with economic elites but also with people of other socio-economic classes. When someone comes to my door and asks to talk with me, why should I tak...
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1334

Re: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources

My worry on this matter is simply a cost-benefit one. The work of producing a TRAX is undoubtedly good for the researcher and for the reader. But how good, compared to starting work on another important subject? We have limited lives and very limited research time. I haven't seen much discussion of ...
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: I.3. Power and Institutions
Topic: Power and the Institutionalization of Research Transparency/Openness/Explicitness
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Power and the Institutionalization of Research Transparency/Openness/Explicitness

In my experience, many qualitative researchers do not have grants (or at least extensive grants). They do much of their research on their own time, using their own personal monetary resources. They may receive a travel grant, but rarely a grant that actually covers all of the expenses for a field tr...
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

Although I have worked with subjects who would face only humiliation and not arrest were they to be identified, I nevertheless believe that a posture of "paranoid caution" is the correct one to protect those who have taken us into their confidence.
by jane mansbridge
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 1603

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

Regarding the LaCour study, no LaCour "field notes" had anything to do with the discovery of the fraud. According to the relevant article on the Wikipedia, "Broockman et al. found that the survey company LaCour claimed to have used denied performing any work for LaCour and did not hav...
by jane mansbridge
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Against "requirements"
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

Re: Against "requirements"

My concern is that journal editors, who will be ones requiring that the submitting author do certain things (give reviewers access to data, compile a transparency appendix, etc.) will not necessarily be from the community of scholars doing the research. Occasionally even some of the reviewers may no...

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