Dr. Isabel Steinhardt: Qualitative Methods and Open Science

The demands for more openness in science are growing, especially in times of fake news and doubts of scientific findings. In her presentation Isabel Steinhardt will discuss the different facets of Open Science and how to conduct qualitative research in coherence with requirements of Open Science.

Open Science has a variety of facets, such as Open Methodology, Open Access, Open Peer Review and Open Data. However, the most frequently discussed topic is Open Access because of increased licensing costs of publishers and political initiatives such as Plan S. Also, Open Data has attracted a lot of attention in various disciplines due to the replication crisis, but it mainly refers to quantitative data. For qualitative data and, therefore qualitative research Open Science has not been given much attention. Critical points of Open Data and qualitative research are anonymisation problems and data protection as well as questions concerning open interpretation practices.

Dr. Isabel Steinhardt is a postdoc researcher at the University of Kassel and research fellow in Research Group 11: Digitalisation and Scientific Value Creation at the Weizenbaum Institute.

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