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by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 6809

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

Several scholars weighed in on practices related to the documentation of text-based sources in Stage I of the QTD process. I have included below links to some posts that are relevant to the topics discussed in this thread: Active citation versus the meaty footnote: Response 1 , Response 2 , Response...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Understanding what types of sources--text-based or non-text-based--researchers are using
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Understanding what types of sources--text-based or non-text-based--researchers are using

I have included below links to some posts from Stage I of the QTD process that are relevant to this thread: Inviting input on specific transparency practices No place for my work in this debate Preregistration (or lack thereof) What might qualitative data access look like? Interview-based research a...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

A number of scholars weighed in on the costs and benefits of specific transparency practices pertaining to text-based sources in Stage I of the QTD process. I have included below links to some threads that are particularly relevant to the topics discussed in this thread: Active citation versus the m...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

The guest post quoted below, Taylor's response to it, and Amy's follow-up post all make excellent points. One question that arises from this discussion is whether the TRAX (or a similar type of documentation) should be required of researchers, or whether it should be a recommended practice, or wheth...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

Thank you for sharing these very helpful perspectives, Ingo, Shamira, Jacques, and Guest. This is an important point. The problem that transparency is supposed to be addressing isn't at all clear, and yet the costs of increasing transparency - especially for qualitative scholars - are potentially qu...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 6809

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

I would like to follow up on this important set of questions. It is worth distinguishing between two forms of transparency-related online documentation. The first is the online appendix. As Taylor Boas mentioned, online appendices can afford qualitative and multi-methods scholars facing publishing-r...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 6809

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

Thank you for these very helpful suggestions, Taylor. This is Taylor Boas from Boston University, posting as "Guest" since I don't have a login. I'm just reviewing this discussion now. There are a lot of ideas circulating, but I think one of the clearest concerns how to convey details rega...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

Thank you for your perspectives, Sam, Ingo, and Jane. At least two distinct tradeoffs appear to emerge in the discussion of the costs and benefits of a TRAX. One pertains to the journal publication and review process. A TRAX might increase the strength of a manuscript and give reviewers (and authors...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 6809

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

Thank you, Marcus, for sharing this helpful information about how historians use footnotes in their research. To summarize, it seems as if the one consistent practice is the inclusion of page numbers with references. I wanted to draw attention to one question that came up repeatedly in the Stage One...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

To get the conversation about "costs" of transparency started, I would like to point out one replication drawback potentially faced by scholars relying on historical text-based sources from archives. Many archives have strict limits on the number of documents that any one scholar can photo...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 7038

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

I see several important benefits of increasing transparency for both text-based and non-text-based sources. To start the conversation, one major advantage of increased transparency is that it can help provide consumers of research with contextual information that can, in turn, help them evaluate or ...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 6809

Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

When you cite your sources, what types of information do you include either in-text or in the associated footnotes/endnotes in order to help readers understand how the evidence you are using supports the analytical, descriptive, or causal claims you are making? What types of information, and how muc...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Understanding what types of sources--text-based or non-text-based--researchers are using
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Understanding what types of sources--text-based or non-text-based--researchers are using

What types of sources do you use? Text-based sources might include archival materials collected by public authorities, papers from private collections, newspaper articles, notes from interviews, etc. Non-text-based sources might include photographs, transcripts of radio broadcasts, videos, websites...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote

I would like to expand a little bit more on Mala Htun's third point about journal word limits and supplementary appendices. First of all, I agree that word/page limits in journals such as AJPS and JOP are simply too low to permit meaty footnotes and other forms of extensive citations that provide fu...
by Nikhar Gaikwad
Tue May 24, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] How should the QTD Working Groups be defined?
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: [From Steering Committee] How should the QTD Working Groups be defined?

Thank you for what has proved to be a very thought-provoking set of discussions thus far. This thread asks us to think about the aspects of research transparency that could benefit from differentiated deliberations. My preferred approach is a hybrid approach, in which some working groups will focus ...

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